We haven’t long suffered the BBC’s version, yet here comes another adaptation of War Of The Worlds. To be fair though, this new one looks like it’s going to be rather better [it couldn’t be much worse]. The eight-part mini-series is set in the present day and begins when:
Astronomers detect a transmission from another galaxy, definitive proof of intelligent extra-terrestrial life. Earth’s population waits for further contact with baited breath, but does not have to wait long. Within days, mankind is all but wiped out, with 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?
The series is directed by Gilles Coulier and Richard Clark, and stars Gabriel Byrne, Elizabeth McGovern, Léa Drucker, Natasha Little, Daisy Edgar Jones, Stéphane Caillard, Adel Bencherif, and Guillaume Gouix. It’s already been shown in France, and will show in the US on Epix starting February the 16th. No news of a UK airing yet.