Prepare for battle with Martians as THR is reporting that Gabriel Byrne and Elizabeth McGovern will lead the cast of War of the Worlds.
The eight-part series is described as follows:
In this new take on War Of The Worlds, when astronomers detect a transmission from another galaxy, it is definitive proof of intelligent extra-terrestrial life. Earth’s population waits for further contact with baited breath, but does not have to wait long. Within days, mankind is all but wiped out, with just pockets of humanity are left in an eerily deserted world. As alien ships appear in the sky, the survivors ask a burning question — who are these attackers and why are they hell-bent on our destruction?