War of the Worlds, produced by STUDIOCANAL-backed Urban Myth Films in partnership with Canal+ and FOX EMEA, has been greenlit for a second season.
The second season of the contemporary adaptation of H.G. Wells’ classic novel sees
Richard Clark returning to direct episodes one through four, while Ben A. Williams is joining to direct episodes five through eight. Set in France and the U.K., the modern-day retelling has been sold to more than 60 territories throughout North and South America, Europe, Africa and AsiaPac.
The ensemble cast features Golden Globe winner and Emmy and Tony Award nominee Gabriel Byrne (In Treatment) and Daisy Edgar-Jones (Normal People). War of the Worlds achieved the highest viewing records on Canal+ on-demand service, as a Canal + Creation Originale. Airing in more than 50 European and African markets on FOX, it was the most successful regional launch since 2016, and was the U.K.’s highest-rated new FOX launch since 2012. War of the Worlds season one is among the highest- performing series on EPIX in the U.S., which will also air season two.
Johnny Capps and Julian Murphy, executive producers and founders of Urban Myth, said, “The whole team at Urban Myth Films was thrilled with the success of the first series and we are excited to bring back our brave survivors for an explosive second run.”