'War of the Worlds' Season 3: Gabriel Byrne to Lea Drucker, here's who's coming back in hit EPIX show

'War of the Worlds' Season 3: Gabriel Byrne to Lea Drucker, here's who's coming back in hit EPIX show
A still from 'War of the Worlds' (EPIX)

'War of the Worlds' Season 3 is all set to debut in September and the latest season. Known for its dark and grim take on H G Wells' infamous alien invasion novel, the Howard Overman-created series will return with a more gripping tale in their new installment. Already making waves, the season will pick up from event two where quite a few questions were left unanswered.

In addition to the promising plot, the cast was pivotal to the show's success as it featured a blend of veterans and young names, all playing their parts. Gabriel Byrne, Daisy Edgar-Jones, and  Lea Drucker have been looked at as the more vital cogs of the sci-fi horror drama and ahead of the latest season, we look at who plays whom in the hit series.


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Lea Drucker as Catherine Durand

Léa Drucker attends the photocall for
Léa Drucker (Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

Astronomer Catherine Durand (Lea Drucker) is the first to make note of queer transmissions that see the aliens' arrival on earth. The 50-year-old actress has done some extensive work in French cinema. Her best projects include, 'Custody', 'The Man of My Life', 'Divine Émilie', and 'Two of Us'.

Gabriel Byrne as Bill Ward

Gabriel Byrne attends the 'Nobody Wants the Night' (Nadie quiere la noche) press conference during the 65th Berlinale International Film Festival at Grand Hyatt Hotel on February 5, 2015 in Berlin, Germany.
Gabriel Byrne (Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)

Byrne plays Bill Ward, a neuroscientist, who studies these creatures and joins a band of survivors who try and fend off the alien attack. The Irish actor is known for 'Stigmata', 'End of Days', and 'A Touch of the Poet'. The Emmy nominee is best remembered for playing  Paul Weston in HBO's hit series, 'In Treatment'.

Daisy Edgar-Jones as Emily Grisham

While there is no confirmation that Daisy Edgar-Jones may return, the ending of Season 2 leaves the door open for a potential comeback. The 'Normal People' star plays Emily Grisham in the hit show and adding to her impressive CV are crime miniseries 'Under the Banner of Heaven', and the box office hit mystery drama 'Where the Crawdads Sing'.

Other cast

Bayo Gbadamosi as Kariem Gat Wich Machar, Emilie de Preissac as Sophia Durand, Catherine's sister, Natasha Little as Sarah Gresham, Emily and Tom's mother, Ty Tennant as Tom Gresham, Emily's brother, Stephen Campbell Moore as Jonathan Gresham, Emily and Tom's father, Stéphane Caillard as Chloe Dumont, Aaron Heffernan as Ash Daniel (season 1, recurring season 2), and Mathieu Torloting as Sacha Dumont.

'War of the Worlds' releases on September 12 on EPIX in the US.

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