La Guerre Des Mondes, aka The War of the Worlds, is a television series produced by Fox Networks Group and StudioCanal-backed Urban Myth Films.
The series is written by Howard Overman, and directed by Gilles Coulier and Richard Clark. The series is an adaptation of the H.G. Wells novel of the same name, and is the third television adaptation of the Wells’ Martian invasion novel.
War of the Worlds has eight episodes, and first premiered in France on 28 October 2019.
Outline of Series 01, Episode 01
Astronomer Catherine Durand detects a strong signal from Ross 128 which is of intelligent origin. Soon afterwards a large group of meteors impacts the centres of all major inhabited areas of Earth. They are indeed metallic spacecrafts. They start emitting a magnetic signal which quickly kills all unsheltered humans. In London Sarah Gresham fights to save her children Tom and Emily, while her husband Jonathan is in Paris and desperately tries to get home. Emily hears strange sounds. Bill tries to warn his son Dan and to save his ex-wife Helen. Kariem finds himself alone in a strange environment. Catherine’s sister Sophia tries to reach her at the observatory.
La Guerre des Mondes Series (2019)
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Production & Filming Details
- Director: Gilles Coulier and Richard Clark.
- Producers: Howard Overman, Julian Murphy, Johnny Capps, Gilles Coulier, and Gareth Williams.
- Writer: Howard Overman.
- Production: Urban Myth Films, Fox Networks Group, and StudioCanal.
- Distributor: Canal+, Fox Networks Group, and AGC Television.
- Network: Canal+ and Fox.
- Release Date: 28 October 2019.
- Running Time: 60 minutes.
- Country: US and France.
- Language: English and French.