Are you ready? Ready to return to that alien-blasted world where unknown danger lurks around every corner and even your friends seem like the enemy sometimes? Ready for that feeling of uncertainty as you round the bend, unsure of what might be waiting for you? Ready for… well, you get it. Ready for ANYTHING TO HAPPEN!?
War of the Worlds Season One was an emotional roller coaster ride of the most delicious kind. Chills, thrills, mysteries, and danger-filled parking garages made each episode an intriguing alien-driven dystopic adventure. This re-imagining of the original story by H. G. Wells actually works. The emphasis on human experience and drama (how would YOU react to unknown objects falling from the sky and everyone turning up deceased the next day?) holds us, our popcorn spilled on the floor, as we try to determine, along with those poor people on our screens, just what in the world is going on . . .
Now, we will learn more. Season Two commences!
SEASON TWO OF ‘WAR OF THE WORLDS’ PREMIERES ON EPIX JUNE 6
New York, NY – April 12, 2021 – War of the Worlds, written and created by BAFTA Award-winner Howard Overman (Misfits, Crazyhead, Merlin) of Urban Myth Films will premiere its eight-episode second season on EPIX on June 6 at 9pm.
Set in France and the UK, the critically-acclaimed, modern-day retelling of H.G. Wells’ classic novel has an ensemble cast, including Golden Globe winner and EMMY and Tony award nominated actor Gabriel Byrne (In Treatment), and Golden Globe and Critics Choice Award winner, Daisy Edgar-Jones (Normal People), along with returning cast members, Léa Drucker, Natasha Little, Stéphane Caillard, Adel Bencherif, Ty Tennant, Stephen Campbell Moore, Bayo Gbadamosi, Aaron Heffernan and Emilie de Preissac.
In the first season of War of the Worlds, an alien attack all but wiped out mankind, with just a handful of humans fighting to survive. And no one felt more rocked by the invasion than Emily (Daisy Edgar-Jones), who discovered she may have her own strange personal connection to the aliens. Season two of War of the Worlds sees our characters left reeling by the possibility that the invaders could be human. A tense fight to take back the planet awaits them. For some, the sheer desperation to survive will lead them to contemplate sacrificing one of their own…
Distributed internationally by STUDIOCANAL, the drama series is executive produced by Howard Overman, Julian Murphy and Johnny Capps for Urban Myth Films. War of the Worlds was produced with support of Welsh Government funding through Creative Wales. The second season of the contemporary adaptation sees Richard Clark return to direct episodes 1-4; Ben A. Williams directs episodes 5-8.
War of the Worlds is produced by Studiocanal-backed Urban Myth Films, in partnership with CANAL+ and FOX.
Burning Questions for Season 2
Asked by our heroes:
The World of the Set
And for more about the filming of Season Two in Wales, here is this posting from October, 2020. A reminder of what it was like back then on the set:
Stay tuned for more information as it happens! In my head, I’m calling Season Two “How Gabriel Byrne Survives and Goes on to Save the World.” We shall see! heart