EPIX is set to premiere the drama series War of the Worlds, led by Gabriel Byrne and Elizabeth McGovern, exclusively to U.S. audiences on February 16, 2020.
Set in present-day Europe, the story follows as astronomers detect a transmission from another galaxy. Within days, mankind is all but wiped out; just pockets of humanity are left in an eerily deserted world.
The contemporary reimaging of H.G. Wells’ classic is created and written by BAFTA Award-winning writer Howard Overman and produced by Urban Myth Films (UMF), in partnership with Canal+, Fox Networks Group Europe & Africa and AGC Television.
Michael Wright, president of EPIX, said: “We at EPIX are thrilled to be working with the teams at Urban Myth and Studiocanal to showcase Howard Overman’s masterful take on this classic story. We can’t wait to bring this cinematic and addictive series to our audience.”
Executive producers for UMF Julian Murphy and Johnny Capps added, “Cinematic, with all the mystery, intrigue and action of the best science fiction, this fresh interpretation is a character drama that considers the myriad fears of today’s world and how potential threats may only be overcome by harnessing our own humanity.”