You waited and you struggled. How to watch War of the Worlds?! Everyone else seemed to have it, but not you! Frustration set in. You waited some more. And fumed. Maybe. Just a little bit.

Well, now your time is near! War of the Worlds is confirmed to begin this Fall on the CBC, showing on Wednesdays at 8:00 PM.

Let’s celebrate. With cake!

From the official CBC Press Release:

WAR OF THE WORLDS (8×60 Drama, UK/France, Urban Myth Films in association with StudioCanal and Fox Networks Group), CBC will offer the exclusive Canadian premiere of this new series written and created by BAFTA award-winner Howard Overman (Misfits, Crazyhead, Merlin), based on the timeless story by H.G. Wells and starring Gabriel Byrne (In Treatment), Elizabeth McGovern (Downton Abbey), and Daisy Edgar-Jones (Normal People). When astronomers detect a transmission from another galaxy, it is definitive proof of intelligent extraterrestrial life. Further contact comes quickly, and within days, mankind is all but wiped out by a devastating attack; pockets of humanity are left in an eerily deserted world.


CBC’s Fall 2020 broadcast and streaming schedule on CBC TV and CBC Gem is as follows:

(For Newfoundland and Labrador, please add one half-hour for all times)



8 PM – WAR OF THE WORLDS *Exclusive Canadian Premiere*

9 PM TRICKSTER *New Drama Series*


So, time to stock up on the hot chocolate, popcorn, and adult beverages of your choice, make sure your blanket is handy, and find those warm socks.

War of the Worlds is almost on your doorstep, Canada! Get ready!

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