About the Show

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? Emotional, cinematic and rooted in character, it is a unique marriage of human drama and the best science fiction. This is a story of ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances - but they are more than just victims in a brutal war. For, as we will come to realize, the aliens’ savage attack on earth is not arbitrary: its seeds are being sown before our very eyes.

Set in present-day Europe, WAR OF THE WORLDS (8x60 Drama, UK/France, Urban Myth Films in association with StudioCanal and Fox Networks Group) is a multi-faceted series, written and created by the BAFTA award winner Howard Overman (MisfitsCrazyheadMerlin) based on the timeless story by H.G. Wells. It is Executive Produced by Johnny Capps, Julian Murphy, and Howard Overman through their company, Urban Myth Films.

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Program Name

War of the Worlds

Program Type

Television Show

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CBC

Genre

Scripted

Schedule

Premieres Wednesday, October 7, 2020

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CBC ANNOUNCES FALL 2020 PREMIERE DATES FOR NEW AND RETURNING SERIES

CBC ANNOUNCES FALL 2020 PREMIERE DATES FOR NEW AND RETURNING SERIES

CBC today announced broadcast and streaming premiere dates for its fall 2020 slate of new and returning original programming, spanning 1300 new hours and 24 series that showcase distinct perspectives and voices Canadian audiences won’t find anywhere else. Read More »

Program Name

War of the Worlds

Program Type

Television Show

Appears On

CBC

Genre

Scripted

Schedule

Premieres Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Bios

No related Bios.