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War of the Worlds 

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Set in contemporary France, this Anglo-French reimagining of H. G. Wells' classic in the style of Walking Dead follows pockets of survivors forced to team up after an apocalyptic extra-terrestrial strike.

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Howard Overman
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Series cast summary:
Ania Sowinski ...  Adina 8 episodes
Léa Drucker ...  Catherine Durand 8 episodes, 2019
Gabriel Byrne ...  Bill Ward 8 episodes, 2019
Adel Bencherif ...  Colonel Mokrani 8 episodes, 2019
Natasha Little ...  Sarah Gresham 8 episodes, 2019
Elizabeth McGovern ...  Helen Brown 8 episodes, 2019
Daisy Edgar-Jones ...  Emily Gresham 8 episodes, 2019
Bayo Gbadamosi ...  Kariem Gat Wich Machar 8 episodes, 2019
Ty Tennant ...  Tom 8 episodes, 2019
Stephen Campbell Moore ...  Jonathan Gresham 8 episodes, 2019
Pearl Chanda ...  Zoe 8 episodes
Aaron Heffernan ...  Ash Daniel 7 episodes, 2019
Paul Gorostidi ...  Nathan 6 episodes, 2019
Thom Ashley ...  Reuben 7 episodes
Stéphane Caillard ...  Chloe Dumont 6 episodes, 2019
Mathieu Torloting Mathieu Torloting ...  Sacha 5 episodes, 2019
Emilie de Preissac ...  Sophia 4 episodes, 2019
Alysson Paradis ...  Officier Clara / ... 3 episodes, 2019
Guillaume Gouix ...  Noah 3 episodes, 2019
Augustin Raguenet Augustin Raguenet ...  Alexis / ... 3 episodes, 2019
Mark Field ...  Dominic 3 episodes
Oliver Zetterström ...  Theo 2 episodes, 2019
Michael Marcus ...  Dan 2 episodes, 2019
Georgina Rich ...  Rachel 2 episodes, 2019
Beatriz Romilly ...  Ines 2 episodes, 2019
Théo Christine Théo Christine ...  Saaid 2 episodes, 2019
Colin Mace ...  Chris 2 episodes, 2019
Jane Wood Jane Wood ...  Ruth 2 episodes, 2019
Lee Westwick ...  Military Lieutenant 2 episodes, 2019
Richie Lawrie ...  Resistance fighter 2 episodes
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Set in contemporary France, this Anglo-French reimagining of H. G. Wells' classic in the style of Walking Dead follows pockets of survivors forced to team up after an apocalyptic extra-terrestrial strike.

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Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi

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In January 2019 Hollywood Reporter announced that Hereditary star Gabriel Byrne and Downton Abbey actress Elizabeth McGovern will head the ensemble cast of War of the Worlds, a new television re-imagining of the H.G. Wells sci-fi classic, created by veteran British writer Howard Overman (Misfits, Atlantis). Lea Drucker (Le Bureau des legendes), Natasha Little (Silent Witness), Daisy Edgar Jones (Cold Feet), Stephane Caillard (Genius), Adel Bencherif (The Prophet) and Guillaume Gouix (The Returned) have also signed on to star in the eight-part series, which Urban Myth Films is producing. Shooting on the series has already begun in the U.K. and France. Gilles Coulier (De Dag) and Richard Clark (Versailles) are directing. French mini-major StudioCanal, a shareholder of Urban Myth Films, set up the financing for the series, together with French pay-TV group Canal Plus and Fox Networks Group Europe & Africa. Stuart Ford's AGC Television has come on board to co-finance the series and distribute the show in select territories. AGC will handle War of the Worlds in North America and co-distribute with StudioCanal in Latin America, Asia, Australia, New Zealand and the Middle East. Fox Network Group Content Distribution will handling sales in Europe and Africa, excluding French-speaking territories. See more »

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Interesting British/French Production
30 October 2019 | by Athanatos173See all my reviews

I have to say I had an advantage in that I speak both English and French fluently, therefore I did not need subtitles, but the story itself is interesting enough that I don't believe subtitles would diminish the experience.

It was refreshing to watch an apocalyptic event that had nothing to do with Americans, and although the action is fairly minimal with more attention being paid to human interaction, it was fairly enjoyable with mostly good acting throughout.

I also enjoyed the fact that someone in the show actually pointed out what I always think during this type of story; Why would aliens attack Earth when the resources available here are readily available elsewhere in the galaxy? Although the question is not exactly answered at the conclusion of the first season, we come to have a general idea as to what is going on, if not the details.

I would recommend this so long as they produce a second season.


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16 February 2020 (USA) See more »

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