Watch the 1st trailer for 'Invasion,' a new sci-fi series coming to Apple TV+

Apple has released the first trailer and release date for it's new science fiction thriller series called "Invasion." The first three episodes will air on the Apple TV+ streaming service on Oct. 22 and then the remaining seven episodes will drop on a weekly basis each Friday after that.

According to the official blurb, the character-driven series follows multiple storylines across different continents and takes a global look at how one alien invasion would affect us all.

The new science fiction series "Invasion" will premiere on the streaming service Apple TV+ on Oct. 22, 2021. (Image credit: Courtesy of Apple)

Sam Neill ("The Dish") and Shamier Anderson ("Stowaway") seem to star in at least one episode, however, other lessor known actors are listed as appearing in several of the 10 episodes, according to IMDb. Oscar-nominee Simon Kinberg ("The Martian") will produce along with David Weil ("Hunters") and Emmy nominee Jakob Verbruggen ("The Alienist") will direct.

The trailer doesn't give much away, but it certainly suggests that the action will take place all around the world and we do get a fleeting glimpse of what looks to be a giant alien ground transport, that may or may not be influenced by "The War of The Worlds."

In other sci-fi news, Forrest Whittaker will reportedly reprise his role as Saw Gerrera from "Rogue One" in the live action prequel spin-off "Andor" and principal photography hasn't even started yet on the third season of "The Mandalorian." However, the upcoming spinoff series "The Book of Boba Fett" has officially wrapped filming and is on schedule for a December premiere on Disney+. According to reports, we should consider "The Book of Boba Fett" as "The Madalorian" Season 2.5, since many of the same characters will appear. 

Finally, filming continues on the third season of Apple's other epic alt-history/sci-fi thriller "For All Mankind." Krys Marshall, who plays astronaut Danielle Poole, recently tweeted a pic from the shoot, but the show's creator, Ronald Moore, is apparently scaling back his showrunning duties on the third season as he moves toward adapting "The Swiss Family Robinson" for television. Sounds intriguing.

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When Scott's application to the NASA astronaut training program was turned down, he was naturally any 6-year-old boy would be. He chose instead to write as much as he possibly could about science, technology and space exploration. He graduated from The University of Coventry and received his training on Fleet Street in London. He still hopes to be the first journalist in space.