This Is War: The Trailer for the Epix Series, War of the Worlds

We've seen multiple versions of the classic H.G. Wells story, War of the Worlds. Now, the story has been translated to the small screen with the Epix retelling of the alien invasion tale. While it's already been released in France, it appears that it will be making its premiere in the U.S. in 2020. A second season has already been ordered. The first season is limited to 8 episodes with Richard Clark and Gilles Coulier each directing 4 chapters. Check out this brief synopsis and watch the trailer below:

When astronomers detect a transmission from another galaxy, it is definitive proof of intelligent extraterrestrial life. The world’s population waits for further contact with bated breath. They do not have to wait long. Within days, mankind is all but wiped out by a devastating attack; 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? Emotional, cinematic, and rooted in character, it is a unique marriage of human drama and the best science fiction.
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 realize, the aliens’ savage attack on earth is not arbitrary: its seeds are being sown before our very eyes.