July 14, 2020

Canal+ has announced that War of the Worlds will be returning for a second season. While there have been unofficial reports of a renewal in recent months, we now have confirmation that the acclaimed sci-fi drama will indeed be coming back for more.

Not to be confused with the 2019 BBC miniseries of the same name that was released around the same time, this version is a co-production between Fox Networks Group and France's Canal+. Its 8-episode first season aired on Epix in the US earlier this year and will likely return to the network for Season 2.

A reimagining of H.G. Wells' classic novel, War of the Worlds begins with astronomers in present-day Europe detecting a peculiar transmission from another galaxy. It's not long before intelligent extra-terrestrial life is descending on Earth and quickly wiping out most of mankind with devastating attacks, leaving only pockets of humanity in a deserted world. As the invaders hunt and kill the survivors, those alive are left asking who the attackers and what they really want.