War of the Worlds is a television series produced by Fox Networks Group and StudioCanal-backed Urban Myth Films. The series was granted an early renewal for a second season back in October of 2019 and has now been renewed the same way for an upcoming third season.
Set in contemporary France, War of the Worlds is an Anglo-French reimagining of H. G. Wells’ classic, in the style of Walking Dead. War of the Worlds follows pockets of survivors forced to team up after an apocalyptic extra-terrestrial strike. 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 by a devastating attack; 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?
The cast consists of; Gabriel Byrne, Elizabeth McGovern, Daisy Edgar-Jones, Bayo Gbadamosi, Léa Drucker, Adel Bencherif, Emilie de Preissac, Natasha Little, Ty Tennant, Stephen Campbell Moore, Stéphane Caillard, and Aaron Heffernan. Gilles Coulier and Richard Clark directed the series, with Coulier directing the first four episodes and Clark directing the last four. The series was written by Howard Overman. The series is executive produced by Overman, Julian Murphy, and Johnny Capps.
Season 2 began filming on July 13, 2020, with it having wrapped up in October of 2020. Season 1 of War of the Worlds is now available to be watched on your local Canal+ Creation Originale and Fox Networks Group distribution platform.