Following the cool reception to the BBC’s much-vaunted period adaptation, FOX are bringing H. G. Wells’ classic tale War of the Worlds up to date. The new show, which begins on the 5th of March, is a present-day adaptation, with a global view on the ensuing alien invasion.
Ty Tennant, Stephen Campbell Moore, Daisy Edgar-Jones and Natasha Little for their new sci-fi TV series, written for FOX by Howard Overman, and directed by Gilles Coulier and Richard Clark. The series is a loose adaptation of the H.G. Wells novel, and is set in present-day Europe.
The series consists of eight episodes and stars Gabriel Byrne, Elizabeth McGovern, Lea Drucker, Adel Bencherif, Emilie de Preissac, Natasha Little, Daisy Edgar-Jones, Ty Tennant, Stephen Capmbell-Moore and Stephanie Caillard.
WAR OF THE WORLDS will launch on Fox on Thursday 5th March with a double bill of Episodes 1&2 from 21:00 this will then revert to one episode a week from Thursday 12th March. Here are the interviews,
Set in present-day Europe, War Of The Worlds is eight-part drama written and created by the BAFTA award winner Howard Overman (Misfits, Crazyhead, Merlin) based on the timeless 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 bated breath. They do not have to wait long. Within days, civilisation is all but wiped out by an alien invasion; pockets of humanity are left in an eerily deserted world.
As aliens hunt and kill those left alive, 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 realise, the aliens’ savage attack on earth is not arbitrary: its seeds are being sown before our very eyes.