August 26

War of the Worlds, Season 1 begins streaming on CBC Gem on October 7! Thanks to Canadian Byrneholic Angelle for this news!

And thanks to my Canadian Twitter friend Sammy, here is a link to the CBC War of the Worlds Trailer on Facebook.

So just a few more weeks of waiting, my Canadian friends!

And don’t forget: Season 2 is filming in Wales even as I am typing this update! heart

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!


  1. Dale Corley


    • You know why, Dale? Because nowhere in the press release does CBC give the start date for their Fall Season. That date has probably not yet been determined. Otherwise, they would have shared it, along with all of their other happy scheduling news. If you live in Canada, I expect you will find out the start date of the new Fall Season fairly soon. Good luck.

  2. Starts Streaming on CBC Gem on October 7. I’ve seen it and strongly recommend it.

  3. My pleasure.
    The date was only recently announced.

  4. Candice Morrison

    They only have 1 episode? Do they have a new episode every Wednesday?

  5. danny fitzgerald

    I have been trying to find the 3rd episode…….as far as I can see it is not coming up this wednesday on October 21……..if not when is the 3rd and final episode?????

  6. for the last 2 weeks i have not found it on tv why not

    • War of the Worlds Series One is only 8 episodes long.

      The broadcast on Canadian television, which began in October, is complete. I can’t verify this, because I do not live in Canada, but the series is apparently streaming now on CBC Gem, so you might check that out.

  7. Hello Celine. I live in Canada and can confirm that you can watch the series on your phone or computer on CBC Gem. Just download the free app. It’s under the “Popular on Gem” tab

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