Watch War and Peace (2016) season 1 episode 1 online for free. Everyone is rattled in Russian aristocratic society when Napoleon Bonaparte’s French army invades Austria, drawing Russia into a conflict. Everyone that is but hot-headed Pierre Bezukhov, who is a fan of the French’s politics. Pierre’s close friend Prince Andrei is excited for the conflict, as he thinks he may of found his purpose in life, fighting on the front line. Natasha, a beautiful, lively young woman is desperate to experience more of what the world has to offer, finds herself romantically inspired by her brother and his new beau.