Falling Skies star teases a new alien main character for Season 3

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Feb 12, 2013, 1:30 PM EST

The survivors on Falling Skies spent the past two seasons fighting the alien invaders, but in season three it looks like they might be getting their first true otherworldy ally.

Series co-star Drew Roy (Hal Mason) recently chatted with Collider about the third season, which is set to debut on TNT this summer. Though the 2nd Mass. dabbled in alien politics by getting a little help from the skitter rebellion last year, Roy says the third year could see an alien character become a true regular on the show.

Played by Doug Jones (Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy), the mysterious new alien character that was introduced in the final shot of season two will be sticking around for a while. Roy said he had a blast working with Jones, and seems to imply that they had quite a few scenes together—meaning that the new alien character could be embedded with the 2nd Mass.

After a slow start to find its footing, Falling Skies has grown into a solid series about what happens to humanity after we’re no longer the dominant species on the Earth. It’s never been quite as heady as Battlestar Galactica, but its always been compelling.

Check out Roy’s interview below and hang tight, because we’re still a few months away from season three:

Have you joined up with the 2nd Mass.? Do you like the direction the writers seem to be taking the series this year?

(Via Collider)