Check out this exclusive clip from EPIX’s ‘War of the Worlds’
EPIX is giving the classic H.G. Wells story War of the Worlds – which outlines a catastrophic attack on Earth by aliens – a modern update. We’re lucky enough to get this exclusive clip from the new series. Premiering Sunday, February 16th at 9 pm, EPIX’s new twist on the old story promises to have us on the edge of our seats.
War of the Worlds follows humanity after astronomers detect a transmission from another galaxy, Bill Ward (Gabriel Byrne) discovers the fatal effects of the electromagnetic fields being emitted by the extraterrestrial life. He pleads with his son (Michael Marcus) to urge the government to issue a warning before it’s too late.
EPIX’s War of the Worlds
When astronomers detect a transmission from another galaxy, it is definitive proof of intelligent extraterrestrial life. The world’s population waits for further contact with bated breath. They do not have to wait long for the coming War of the Worlds.
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 hellbent on our destruction?
Emotional, cinematic and rooted in character, War of the Worlds is a unique marriage of human drama and the best science fiction. This is a story of ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances – but they’re 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.
Set in present-day Europe, War of the Worlds is a multi-faceted series, written and created by the BAFTA award-winner Howard Overman (Misfits, Crazyhead, Merlin) based on the timeless story by H.G. Wells. It is being executive-produced by Johnny Capps, Julian Murphy, and Howard Overman through their company, Urban Myth Films.
Mark your calendar
EPIX’s War of the Worlds premieres Sunday, February 16th at 9pm ET/PT on EPIX and the EPIX NOW app.