British – French sci-fi War of the Worlds premieres on SBS in early July with a double episode.
Not to be confused with a recent UK period adaptation, this modern reimagining was due to premiere in April.
Starring Gabriel Byrne (ZeroZeroZero), Elizabeth McGovern (Downton Abbey) and Daisy Edgar-Jones (Normal People), War Of The Worlds is a bold, contemporary reimagining of H.G Wells’ classic novel.
Set in present-day Europe, War Of The Worlds is an eight-part series that follows pockets of survivors forced to team up after an apocalyptic extra-terrestrial strike. When astronomers detect a transmission from another galaxy, it is definitive proof of intelligent extra-terrestrial life.
When they make contact, the world is thrown into a universe of danger.
War Of The Worlds is written and created by the BAFTA award winner Howard Overman (Misfits, Crazyhead, Merlin), and stars Lea Drucker (The Bureau).
Double episode 8:30pm Thursday, 9 July on SBS.