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War of the Worlds 

Set in contemporary France, this Anglo-French reimagining of H. G. Wells' classic in the style of Walking Dead follows pockets of survivors forced to team up after an apocalyptic extra-terrestrial strike.


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Series cast summary:
Léa Drucker ...  Catherine Durand 8 episodes, 2019
Gabriel Byrne ...  Bill Ward 8 episodes, 2019
Adel Bencherif ...  Colonel Mokrani 8 episodes, 2019
Natasha Little ...  Sarah Gresham 8 episodes, 2019
Elizabeth McGovern ...  Helen Brown 8 episodes, 2019
Daisy Edgar-Jones ...  Emily Gresham 8 episodes, 2019
Bayo Gbadamosi ...  Kariem Gat Wich Machar 8 episodes, 2019
Ty Tennant ...  Tom 8 episodes, 2019
Stephen Campbell Moore ...  Jonathan Gresham 8 episodes, 2019
Scott James ...  French Special Forces Soldier 8 episodes, 2019
Aaron Heffernan ...  Ash Daniel 7 episodes, 2019
Paul Gorostidi ...  Nathan 7 episodes, 2019
Stéphane Caillard ...  Chloe Dumont 6 episodes, 2019
Mathieu Torloting Mathieu Torloting ...  Sacha 5 episodes, 2019
Emilie de Preissac ...  Sophia 3 episodes, 2019
Oliver Zetterström ...  Theo 2 episodes, 2019
Michael Marcus ...  Dan 2 episodes, 2019
Georgina Rich ...  Rachel 2 episodes, 2019
Théo Christine Théo Christine ...  Saaid 2 episodes, 2019
Alysson Paradis ...  Officier Clara 2 episodes, 2019
Colin Mace ...  Chris 2 episodes, 2019
Guillaume Gouix ...  Noah 2 episodes, 2019
Augustin Raguenet Augustin Raguenet ...  Alexis 2 episodes, 2019
Jane Wood Jane Wood ...  Ruth 2 episodes, 2019
Daniel Eghan ...  Military Officer 2 episodes, 2019


Set in contemporary France, this Anglo-French reimagining of H. G. Wells' classic in the style of Walking Dead follows pockets of survivors forced to team up after an apocalyptic extra-terrestrial strike.

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Release Date:

28 October 2019 (France) See more »

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London, England, UK See more »

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In January 2019 Hollywood Reporter announced that Hereditary star Gabriel Byrne and Downton Abbey actress Elizabeth McGovern will head the ensemble cast of War of the Worlds, a new television re-imagining of the H.G. Wells sci-fi classic, created by veteran British writer Howard Overman (Misfits, Atlantis). Lea Drucker (Le Bureau des legendes), Natasha Little (Silent Witness), Daisy Edgar Jones (Cold Feet), Stephane Caillard (Genius), Adel Bencherif (The Prophet) and Guillaume Gouix (The Returned) have also signed on to star in the eight-part series, which Urban Myth Films is producing. Shooting on the series has already begun in the U.K. and France. Gilles Coulier (De Dag) and Richard Clark (Versailles) are directing. French mini-major StudioCanal, a shareholder of Urban Myth Films, set up the financing for the series, together with French pay-TV group Canal Plus and Fox Networks Group Europe & Africa. Stuart Ford's AGC Television has come on board to co-finance the series and distribute the show in select territories. AGC will handle War of the Worlds in North America and co-distribute with StudioCanal in Latin America, Asia, Australia, New Zealand and the Middle East. Fox Network Group Content Distribution will handling sales in Europe and Africa, excluding French-speaking territories. See more »

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Another mediocre adaptation
2 November 2019 | by iliasalkSee all my reviews

Which has nothing to do with the original book. You have a bunch of people running, to escape from the metal dog like aliens, but even after the final episode, no one has a clue who are the aliens and why they invade earth. The show Is slow, very boring and confusing. I hope, if there will be a 2nd season, somebody will explain to the poor audience, why they had to endure the first 8 episodes.

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