Epix has released a trailer for their modern ‘contemporary reimagining’ of H.G. Wells’ classic sci-fi novel War of the Worlds. Directed by Gilles Coulier (Cargo) and Richard Clark (Versailles), the series stars Gabriel Byrne, Elizabeth McGovern, Léa Drucker, Natasha Little, Daisy Edgar Jones, Stéphane Caillard, Adel Bencherif, and Guillaume Gouix. Watch the trailer below…
Set-in present-day Europe, WAR OF THE WORLDS is a multi-faceted series, 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 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. Emotional, cinematic and rooted in character, WAR OF THE WORLDS is a unique marriage of human drama and the best science fiction.
War of the Worlds features a cast that also includes Ty Tennant, Stephen Campbell Moore, Bayo Gbadamosi, Aaron Heffernan, Emile de Preissac and Alysson Paradis.
War of the Worlds will premiere on February 16th.