The War of the worlds (Canal+) : casting, release date, adaptation… All the info on the sci-fi series

La Guerre des mondes (Canal+) : casting, date de sortie, adaptation... Toutes les infos sur la série de science-fiction

It’s official ! Canal+ is working well on a series adapted from the novel of science fiction of H. G. Wells, the War of The Worlds. The production has started and here are all of the first information about the project.

Fans of science-fiction in trépignent already looking forward to. After a long film signed Steven Spielberg, the cult novel of the british H. G. Wells is going to have the right in its series. In effect, Canal+, Fox Networks Group and AGC Television have announced the start of production of a fiction of eight episodes (with a duration of 60 minutes), freely inspired by the book the War of The Worlds. Produced by Gilles coulier’s (Cargo) and Richard Clark (Doctor Who, Versailles), the series is a creation ofHoward Overman (Misfits, Dirk Gently).

The War of the worlds, season 1 – release Date

At the present time, Canal+ has not yet announced the date of official release of the series. The channel has aired the news of the beginning of the shooting Thursday, January 31.

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The War of the worlds, season 1 – Plot

This is the pitch official unveiled by Canal+ : astronomers have detected a transmission from another galaxy, proof of the existence of intelligent alien life. In a few days, humanity is destroyed ; only a handful of humans survive. They will soon understand that behind this invasion are hiding other mysteries…

The War of the worlds, season 1 – the Actors

The channel Canal+ has still managed to get their hands on a casting is prestigious to both british, american and French. There must, therefore, rely on the presence of the actors british Gabriel Byrne (seen in the Usual Suspects or even the Vikings), Natasha Little (Mr. Nobody, Thirteen) and Daisy Edgar Jones (Cold Feet) to give life to the series. But also on that of the american actress Elizabeth McGovern (once upon a time in America, Downton Abbey).

For the French players, there were also the names are beautiful : Léa Drucker (Up to the guard, The Office of the Legends), Stéphane Caillard (Marseille, Borgia), Adel Bencherif (A Prophet, 007 Spectrum) and Guillaume Gouix (The Ghosts, The Blue first steps in the policy) will be all four in the credits of this project.

The War of the worlds, season 1 – Filming

The series began filming in France and Great Britain at the end of January 2019. Four months are foreseen to put in the box the different scenes from 8 episodes of this first season.