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ABOUT WAR OF THE WORLDS

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Set in present-day Europe, War Of The Worlds is eight-part drama written and created by the BAFTA award winner Howard Overman (Misfits, Crazyhead, Merlin) based on the timeless story by H.G. Wells.

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 bated breath. They do not have to wait long. Within days, civilisation is all but wiped out by an alien invasion; 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 hell-bent on our destruction?

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 realise, the aliens’ savage attack on earth is not arbitrary: its seeds are being sown before our very eyes.

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ELIZABETH McGOVERN

HELEN BROWN

As events unfold, Helen is forced to reconsider everything she once held to be true.

GABRIEL BYRNE

BILL WARD

A dedicated neuroscientist determined to win back the woman he loves at any cost.

BAYO GBADAMOSI

KARIEM GAT WICH MACHAR

A former child soldier who rediscovers humanity in the darkest of circumstances.

DAISY EDGAR-JONES

EMILY GRESHAM

A fiercely independent teenager with a pivitol part to play in this brave new world.

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