It’s official. There will be War of the Worlds in America in February!
Thanks to premium channel EPIX, Gabriel Byrne’s new series, a reinterpretation of the H. G. Wells classic tale, will premiere in the United States on Februrary 16, 2020.
Lots of news outlets broke the story yesterday. I don’t link to most of them because they are so full of ads that you can’t see anything else! But here are a few in case you want to wade through:
The Wrap : ‘War of the Worlds’ Series Adaptation Starring Gabriel Byrne and Elizabeth McGovern Lands at Epix
MultiChannel News: Epix to Premiere ‘War of the Worlds’ Series in February: Eight-part series to debut Feb. 16
Broadway World: EPIX Lands Urban Myth Films’ Reimagining Of WAR OF THE WORLDS
The Futon Critic does news right: just the facts–and ALL of the facts–thank you very much.
[11/21/19 – 11:02 AM]
EPIX(R) Lands Urban Myth Films’ Reimagining of “War of the Worlds”
The eagerly-anticipated, contemporary reimaging of H.G. Wells timeless classic is created and written by BAFTA award-winning writer Howard Overman.
[via press release from EPIX]
EPIX(R) LANDS URBAN MYTH FILMS’ REIMAGINING OF “WAR OF THE WORLDS”
Eight-Part Series To Premiere February 16 At 9pm
New York, NY – November 21, 2019 – Premium network EPIX announced that it will premiere the Gabriel Byrne and Elizabeth McGovern-led drama series, War of the Worlds, exclusively to US audiences on February 16, 2020 at 9pm.
The eagerly-anticipated, contemporary reimaging of H.G. Wells timeless classic is created and written by BAFTA award-winning writer Howard Overman and produced by Urban Myth Films, in partnership with CANAL+, Fox Networks Group (FNG) Europe & Africa and AGC Television.
War of the Worlds features a critically acclaimed ensemble cast including Gabriel Byrne, Elizabeth McGovern, Léa Drucker, Natasha Little, Daisy Edgar Jones, Stéphane Caillard, Adel Bencherif and Guillaume Gouix. Gilles Coulier (De Dag, Cargo, The Natives) directs the first four episodes with Richard Clark (Innocent; Versailles) directing episodes five to eight.
Said Michael Wright, President, EPIX, “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.”
Be sure to follow the EPIX War of the Worlds Twitter feed.
We can’t wait to see this series! Stay tuned for promotional materials, a series website perhaps, and other news!