Noah Wyle Cast In Steven Spielberg's Alien Invasion Television Pilot

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.