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[11/21/19 - 11:02 AM]
EPIX(R) Lands Urban Myth Films' Reimagining of "War of the Worlds"
The eagerly-anticipated, contemporary reimaging of H.G. Wells timeless classic is created and written by BAFTA award-winning writer Howard Overman.







WAR OF THE WORLDS (EPIX)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
2/16/20 - ???
STATUS:
on hiatus or fate to be determined
TIME SLOT:
completed airing its current season
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (8 episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
completed airing its first season on 4/5/20; has yet to be renewed for a second season
DESCRIPTION:
(from EPIX's press release, November 2019) Premium network EPIX announced that it will premiere the Gabriel Byrne and Elizabeth McGovern-led drama series, War of the Worlds, exclusively to US audiences on February 16, 2020 at 9pm. The eagerly-anticipated, contemporary reimaging of H.G. Wells timeless classic is created and written by BAFTA award-winning writer Howard Overman and produced by Urban Myth Films, in partnership with CANAL+, Fox Networks Group (FNG) Europe & Africa and AGC Television. War of the Worlds features a critically acclaimed ensemble cast including Gabriel Byrne, Elizabeth McGovern, Léa Drucker, Natasha Little, Daisy Edgar Jones, Stéphane Caillard, Adel Bencherif and Guillaume Gouix. Gilles Coulier (De Dag, Cargo, The Natives) directs the first four episodes with Richard Clark (Innocent; Versailles) directing episodes five to eight. Set-in present-day Europe, War of the Worlds is a multi-faceted series, based on the story by H.G. Wells. When astronomers detect a transmission from another galaxy, it is definitive proof of intelligent extra-terrestrial life. The world's population waits for further contact with baited breath. They do not have to wait long. Within days, mankind is all but wiped out; just pockets of humanity are left in an eerily deserted world. As alien ships appear in the sky, the survivors ask a burning question - who are these attackers and why are they hell-bent on our destruction? This is a story of ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances - but they are more than just victims in a brutal war. For, as we will come to realize, the aliens' savage attack on earth is not arbitrary: its seeds are being sown before our very eyes.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Adel Bencherif
· Daisy Edgar Jones
· Elizabeth McGovern
· Gabriel Byrne
· Guillaume Gouix
· Léa Drucker
· Natasha Little
· Stéphane Caillard
CREW INFORMATION:
· Gilles Coulier as DIR
· H.G. Wells as BOOK
· Howard Overman as CRTR/EP
· Johnny Capps as EP
· Julian Murphy as EP
· Richard Clark as DIR
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· AGC Television
· Canal+
· Fox Networks Group
· Urban Myth Films