The series adaptation of “War of the Worlds” starring Gabriel Byrne and Elizabeth McGovern has landed at Epix for U.S. distribution, the premium cable channel announced on Wednesday.
The series, a loose adaptation of the H.G. Wells classic, is created and written by Howard Overman. It features an ensemble cast including Gabriel Byrne, Elizabeth McGovern, Léa Drucker, Natasha Little, Daisy Edgar Jones, Stéphane Caillard, Adel Bencherif and Guillaume Gouix.
“We at EPIX are thrilled to be working with the teams at Urban Myth and Studiocanal to showcase Howard Overman’s masterful take on this classic story,” Epix president Michael Wright said. “We can’t wait to bring this cinematic and addictive series to our audience.”
The eight-series first debuted in France back in October. Gilles Coulier directed the first four episodes with Richard Clark helming episodes five to eight. Julian Murphy and Johnny Capps serve as executive producers for Urban Myth Films.
“Cinematic, with all the mystery, intrigue and action of the best science fiction, this fresh interpretation is a character drama that considers the myriad fears of today’s world and how potential threats may only be overcome by harnessing our own humanity,” Murphy and Capps said.
The series is produced by Urban Myth Films, in partnership with CANAL+, Fox Networks Group (FNG) Europe & Africa and AGC Television. The deal with Epix was brokered by CAA on behalf of AGC Television.