Wonderful news! Luciana has a recurring role on Steven Spielberg’s science-fiction series Falling Skies!
The series takes place during the aftermath of a worldwide alien invasion and follows a group of human survivors who try to wage a guerrilla war against the aliens, whose motives and goals are unknown. Noah Wyle and Moon Bloodgood play the lead roles.
Five years after she left Battlestar Galactica, Luciana is back working on a science-fiction show again (not counting Caprica), and after fighting the Cylons on BSG, fighting for the survival of humanity against another superior enemy should be no problem for her.
Next to Luciana, her Battlestar Galactica and Caprica co-star Ryan Robbins also has a role in the second season of Falling Skies. And they aren’t the only people from BSG who started working on the series recently, the trend continues behind the camera as well, with writers Bradley Thompson and David Weddle joining the crew. Not only did they write excellent Battlestar Galactica episodes (i.e. “Scar”) that focused on military matters in the fleet, which makes them the perfect choice for writing interesting stories about Falling Skies’ resistance movement. They are also the people who created Luciana’s BSG character Kat when they introduced her in 1.04 “Act of Contrition”. So let’s hope they get to write some interesting, challenging and action-oriented scenes for Luciana.
It’s not known how many episodes she will appear in, but she started filming on Monday this week. Hopefully the producers and writers keep her around for as long as possible and give her an interesting storyline.
Falling Skies is filmed in Vancouver and season 2 will premiere in summer 2012.