Production has officially begun on the first-ever British TV adaptation of H.G. Wells’ iconic sci-fi work “The War of the Worlds”. The three-part BBC drama is currently filming in Liverpool and airs later this year.
Unlike previous adaptations which contemporised the action, this will stick to the original Victorian-era setting and horror tone and follows a group of people who face the escalating terror of an alien invasion.
Eleanor Tomlinson, Rafe Spall, Robert Carlyle and Rupert Graves star with the first two playing the leads, Graves playing Spall’s older brother and Carlyle as an astronomer and scientist. Peter Harness is penning the adaptation for Mammoth Screen and ITV Studios Global Entertainment.