Epix’s War of the Worlds Trailer Reimagines H.G. Wells’ Classic Tale

Epix’s War of the Worlds trailer reimagines H.G. Wells’ classic tale

Epix has released the War of the Worlds trailer for the upcoming drama series starring Golden Globe winner Gabriel Byrne (In Treatment) and Oscar nominee Elizabeth McGovern (Ragtime, Downton Abbey). Serving as a modern reimagining of H.G. Wells’ classic science fiction novel, you can watch the trailer for the series adaptation below!

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Created by award-winning writer Howard Overman (Misfits), War of the Worlds is a multi-faceted series set in present-day Europe. When astronomers detect a transmission from another galaxy, it is definitive proof of intelligent extraterrestrial life. The world’s population waits for further contact with bated 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.

The series also stars Léa Drucker, Natasha Little, Daisy Edgar Jones, Stéphane Caillard, Adel Bencherif, and Guillaume Gouix. The first four episodes were directed by Gilles Coulier (Cargo, The Natives). Episode five to eight were directed by Richard Clark (Innocent, Versailles).

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Epix’s War of the Worlds is produced by Urban Myth Films in partnership with CANAL+, Fox Networks Group, Europe & Africa, and AGC Television. Howard Overman, Julian Murphy, and Johnny Capps for Urban Myth Films serve as executive producers.

The series will premiere on February 16.