‘The war of the worlds’ will be fought for another year. The European production of FOX, developed in collaboration with Canal + and Gaumont, has confirmed its renewal for a second season, the shooting of which is about to start amid severe preventive measures. And is that will be the first British television production to record cameras since the coronavirus pandemic broke out, as Deadline has detailed.
Natasha Little, Daisy Edgar-Jones and Ty Tennant in ‘War of the Worlds’
The renewal is the result of the good performance of the first season, which achieved several milestones with its premiere in 2019: It was one of the most requested content in the on-demand service of Canal +, reached more than fifty countries through FOX and stood out in the United States through Epix. Therefore, it has established itself as a profitable product, earning the green light to extend its existence on the screen.
The cast will once again be led by Gabriel Byrne and Daisy Edgar-Jones, whose characters were greatly affected by the alleged alien invasion with which the first installment began. In the second season, the consequences of that attack will be further explored., especially considering the events that occurred at the end of the previous round of episodes, which questioned what was thought about the hostile invaders.
With the aim of being able to deploy its filming in Wales starting next Monday, the team of the series producer, Urban Myth Films, has used a color system to delimit the access of those involved to certain areas of the recording. Also, on Friday, July 3, a kind of trial would have been carried out to check the effectiveness of the measures and if it was feasible to develop filming by submitting to them. Due to the encouraging result of that test, the directors of ‘The War of the Worlds’, Richard Clark and Ben A. Williams, and the rest of the team will be able to get down to work to continue reinventing the classic H.G. Wells.