When astronomers detect a transmission from another galaxy, it is definitive proof of intelligent extra-terrestrial life. Residents wait 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.

War of the Worlds premieres on Wednesday 30 October on FOX on DStv 125 at 20:45