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War of the Worlds Season 3 Starts Production

Premium network EPIX announced today that War of the Worlds Season 3 has begun production and will premiere on the channel next year.

Written and created by BAFTA Award-winner Howard Overman (Misfits, Crazyhead, Merlin) and based on H.G. Wells’ classic novel of the same name, the third season sees the return of Golden Globe winner and Emmy and Tony award nominated actor Gabriel Byrne (In Treatment).

War of the Worlds Season 3 Starts Production

Set in present-day France and the UK, War of the Worlds Season 3 picks up as the war between the survivors and aliens reaches a new turning point and a terrifying phenomenon grips countless people across the globe. With stakes at an all-time high, one survivor sets out to investigate, forming a tentative partnership with another unlikely hero along the way.

The pair will need to use every resource they have available to face an opposition more dangerous than ever in their fight, once again, for the survival of all humanity.

War of the Worlds Season 3

Joining the ensemble cast are BAFTA-Award winner Molly Windsor (Three Girls), Ernest Kingsley Junior, Madeleine Worral and Oliver Hembrough.

Distributed internationally by STUDIOCANAL, War of the Worlds Season 3 is executive produced by Julian Murphy and Johnny Capps for Urban Myth Films in partnership with CANAL+ and The Walt Disney Company. The third season is directed by Indra Siera and Jonas Alexander Arnby.

The second season of the series premiered on June 6, 2021. Written by Overman, War of the Worlds Season 2 consists of eight episodes.

The cast of the current season includes Golden Globe and Critics Choice Award winner Daisy Edgar-Jones (Normal People), Léa Drucker, Natasha Little, Stéphane Caillard, Adel Bencherif, Ty Tennant, Stephen Campbell Moore, Bayo Gbadamosi, Aaron Heffernan, and Emilie de Preissac.

In the first season of War of the Worlds, an alien attack all but wiped out mankind, with just a handful of humans fighting to survive.

And no one felt more rocked by the invasion than Emily (Daisy Edgar-Jones), who discovered she may have her own strange personal connection to the aliens.

War of the Worlds Season 2 sees our characters left reeling by the possibility that the invaders could be human. A tense fight to take back the planet awaits them.

For some, the sheer desperation to survive will lead them to contemplate sacrificing one of their own…

War of the Worlds is produced with support of Welsh Government funding through Creative Wales. War of the Worlds is produced by Studiocanal-backed Urban Myth Films, in partnership with CANAL+ and FOX.

Are you looking forward to War of the Worlds Season 3? What do you think about the first two seasons? Let us know in the comments below.


Thursday 7th of October 2021

Not looking too deeply into it. Just enjoying the entertaining story line and the actors. Job well done and looking forward to the new season.


Tuesday 14th of September 2021

im hooked on it, although the mystery is still there, what started the loop? Hopefully we'll learn more in season 3.

Alison Libby

Monday 2nd of August 2021

I sometimes wish there had been a little more plain spoken science not simply "let's do the time warp again", blah, blah, space time continuum, blah, blah, quantum physics. If they are us and we are them, what really transpired to almost exterminate the future "us"? Maybe the future without Emily will put both populations all together in the same time and space. Kind of a multi-dimensional family reunion. But the series has been good, even though it was a bit obtuse at times. Good cast.


Sunday 1st of August 2021

War of worlds great show like the different take from the original

Mark Winsor

Sunday 1st of August 2021

The writers buttoned up the finale of season 2 so tidy I was skeptical there would be a season 3, but I was happy to see that production was about to begin. Entertaining series!

Terrance Martin

Sunday 1st of August 2021

@Mark Winsor,

The last minute or two was not all that well buttoned. Flashes of prophetic dreams unbuttoned everything and opened things up for more story and another season. I’m stoked and look forward to seeing what the writers do with the new timeline created by Emily’s death.

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