War of the Worlds

illustration by Henrique Alvim Corrêa (1906)

In War of the Worlds, 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 baited breath. They do not have to wait long. Within days, mankind is all but wiped out; just pockets of humanity are left in an eerily deserted world.

As alien ships appear in the sky, the survivors ask a burning question – who are these attackers and why are they hell-bent on our destruction? Emotional, cinematic and rooted in character, it is a unique marriage of human drama and the best science fiction.

This is a story of ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances - but they are more than just victims in a brutal war. For, as we will come to realize, the aliens’ savage attack on earth is not arbitrary: its seeds are being sown before our very eyes…

The drama series is executive produced by Howard Overman, Julian Murphy and Johnny Capps for Urban Myth Films

De Wereldvrede is associate producer for the continental part of the shoot.

directed by Gilles Coulier (1-4) & Richard Clark (5-8)

script by Howard Overman

produced by Howard Overman, Julian Murphy and Johnny Capps for Urban Myth Films

in association with Gilles De Schryver & Wouter Sap for De Wereldvrede

cast Gabriel Byrne, Elizabeth McGovern, Léa Drucker, Natasha Little, Daisy Edgar Jones, Stéphane Caillard, Adel Bencherif and Guillaume Gouix

D.O.P. David Williamson

Production Designer Richard Bullock

Costume Designer Jo Slater

Hair & Make-up Melanie Lenihan

 

War of the Worlds cast

War of the Worlds crew

War of the Worlds stills