Falling Skies has managed to secure John Locke, or rather the man who played Locke in Lost, Terry O’Quinn.
O’Quinn was arguably the lynchpin of Lost and was certainly one of the best things about the whole series, from the orange peel smile in the first episode to his cliff-edge fight in the finale. But now Falling Skies, the Steven Spielberg produced alien invasion drama, or as we like to think of it, The Walking Dead with aliens and less gore, has announced he’ll be in the last two episodes of the second season.
Falling Skies never really picked up in the first season we at FTN felt, but the concept was sound so we’re hopeful it has a good second season potential.
As far as O’Quinn’s involvement goes, EW are reporting he’ll appear as a former history professor and mentor to Tom Mason, the lead character in the series played by ER’s Noah Wyle.
We’d like to think that introducing O’Quinn means he’ll be a larger character than simply a retired teacher… but only time will tell.