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FOX’s War of the Worlds

Critically Acclaimed Sci-Fi series to Premiere in SA on 30 October.

The eagerly awaited series War of the Worlds, will premiere on FOX (DSTV 125) on Wednesday 30 October at 20:45. This contemporary reimagining of H.G. Wells’ timeless classic is produced by Urban Myth Films in partnership with CANAL+, Fox Networks Group (FNG) Europe & Africa and AGC Television. It is Fox Networks Group’s second production after the successful Deep State series, parts of which were filmed in South Africa. Check out the trailer of the same series released for the Netherlands, below:

The acclaimed ensemble cast includes Gabriel Byrne, Elizabeth McGovern, Léa Drucker, Adel Bencherif, Natasha Little, Daisy Edgar Jones, Ty Tennant, Stephen Campbell Moore, Bayo Gbadamosi, Aaron Heffernan, Stéphane Caillard and Guillaume Gouix.

Set in present-day Europe, War of the Worlds is a multi-faceted series, written and created by the BAFTA award winner Howard Overman, based on the timeless story by H.G. Wells. This fresh interpretation of the classic novel places the intricacies of human relationships at its heart, whether between parents and children, lovers, or strangers.

When astronomers detect a transmission from another galaxy, it is definitive proof of intelligent extra-terrestrial life. The world’s population waits for further contact with bated breath. They do not have to wait long. Within days, mankind is all but wiped out by a devastating attack; pockets of humanity are left in an eerily deserted world.

As aliens hunt and kill those left alive, the survivors ask a burning question – who are these attackers and why are they hell-bent on our destruction? War of the Worlds is a story of ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances – but they are more than just victims in a brutal war.


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