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We reported back in June that Noah Wyle was cast as the lead in Spielberg’s untitled alien invasion series for TNT, and now we finally have more information on the project. It still doesn’t have a title, but we’ve learned a few new details — including some additions to the cast. Moon Bloodgood (Terminator Salvation, Journeyman) — who must really like science fiction since she’s always getting cast in genre work — joins as a therapist who helps children cope with the trauma of the alien invasion. Wyle plays a former professor who becomes the reluctant leader of a resistance group (is there any other kind?).

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At the upfronts last month, TNT announced that they had ordered a piliot for a new sci-fi alien invasion television series executive produced by Steven Spielberg. Scirpted by Academy Award-nominated Saving Private Ryan scribe Robert Rodat, and based on an idea co-conceived with Spielberg, the series would be set six months after aliens decimated mankind.

Entertainment Weekly has now learned that Spielberg is persuing Noah Wyle (ER, Donnie Darko) to star as the leader of a ragtag group of survivors who “must fight for their survival and maintain their humanity.” Wyle is good as the like-able everyman, and I can easily imagine him as a leader. The idea sounds great, but I wonder how it will translate with a tv-budget.

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