Over 18 months after filming began, we’ll finally see the new War of the Worlds mini-series soon.
H. G. Wells’s classic sci-fi novel has been adapted for BBC One by Wallander writer Peter Harness and the makers of Poldark and Victoria.
Described as “a collision of sci-fi, period drama and horror,” the three-part adaptation started shooting in Liverpool and Cheshire in March 2018.
The all-star cast includes Eleanor Tomlinson (Poldark), Rafe Spall (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom), Robert Carlyle (Trainspotting) and Rupert Graves (Sherlock).
The War of the Worlds was originally expected to premiere last autumn in the UK on BBC One, but was never shown and nothing had been heard about it since!
The BBC has now confirmed that it’ll be airing in the coming months, with brand new promotional artwork unveiled today and the first trailer due very soon.
The official synopsis reads: “Set in Edwardian England, this new adaptation of H.G. Wells’ seminal tale – the first alien invasion story in literature – follows George (played by Rafe Spall) and his partner Amy (Eleanor Tomlinson) as they attempt to defy society and start a life together.
“Rupert Graves is Frederick, George’s elder brother, and Robert Carlyle plays Ogilvy, an astronomer and scientist. The War of the Worlds tells their story as they face the escalating terror of an alien invasion, fighting for their lives against an enemy beyond their comprehension.”
Executive producer Damien Timmer previously commented: “Here we are, making the original and best alien invasion story for the BBC One audience – it doesn’t get much better than this!
“With a stellar cast and some very scary Martians up our sleeve we look forward to terrifying large sections of the audience soon!’
H. G. Wells’s The War of the Worlds novel is available on Amazon.