Orson Welles’ 1938 radio broadcast of War of the Worlds caused some panic among listeners. Photo: Hulton Archive/Getty Images Orson Welles’ 1938 radio broadcast of War of the Worlds caused some panic among listeners. Photo: Hulton Archive/Getty Images
Orson Welles’ 1938 radio broadcast of War of the Worlds caused some panic among listeners. Photo: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

How Orson Welles’ iconic The War of the Worlds broadcast inspired surreal new Apple+ drama Calls

  • This unconventional nine -part thriller series uses phone calls, and sparse graphics and text to play on viewers’ imaginations.
  • Pedro Pascal, Rosario Dawson and Lily Collins all give great vocal-only performances.

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Orson Welles’ 1938 radio broadcast of War of the Worlds caused some panic among listeners. Photo: Hulton Archive/Getty Images Orson Welles’ 1938 radio broadcast of War of the Worlds caused some panic among listeners. Photo: Hulton Archive/Getty Images
Orson Welles’ 1938 radio broadcast of War of the Worlds caused some panic among listeners. Photo: Hulton Archive/Getty Images
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