One of the more timeless science fiction novels that continues to be adapted endlessly to this day is H.G. Wells’ War of the Worlds. His notorious book has become the groundwork for a variety of radio adaptations, different television projects, and cinematic films that all have varying ranges of quality from iconic and spectacular to, well, not so much. But now Epix is taking their turn with the iconic novel to bring their own War of the Worlds adaptation to life. Now you can see the brand new War of the Worlds trailer from Epix down below!
The new Epix War of the Worlds series will consist of eight episodes which were written by Howard Overman (Misfits). The eight episodes of the series were directed by both Gilles Coulier (Cargo) and Richard Clark (Versailles).
In the new series which will take a variety of creative liberties from the classic source material…
“Set in contemporary Europe, the reimagining will follow the pockets of humanity left on earth following an apocalyptic extra-terrestrial strike.”
It’ll be interesting to see how the new show will move things forward from the novel in its own way, especially given the increased runtime from featuring eight episodes to tell its story. What’s also interesting is how the new War of the Worlds series will have an emphasis on the apocalypse, which should make this worth watching for those fans who want something a little more unique with their latest War of the Worlds adaptation.
The new series stars Gabriel Byrne (Hereditary) and Elizabeth McGovern (Downton Abbey) as the leads. The rest of the series’ cast includes includes Léa Drucker (Le Bureau Des Légendes), Natasha Little (Silent Witness), Daisy Edgar Jones (Cold Feet), Stéphane Caillard (Marseille), Adel Bencherif (The Prophet) and Guillaume Gouix (The Returned).
The new War of the Worlds series will premiere on Epix beginning on Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 9pm.