I love H.G. Well’s The War Of The Worlds – have had a fascination with it ever since I first heard the Orson Welles radio broadcast – loved and to this day still marvel over the 1953 film and yes – I even love the Spielberg retelling from 2005.
Been looking forward to seeing that this BBC miniseries was going to look like and today – that question is answered.
From the studio:
This is the original alien invasion story. Staring Eleanor Tomlinson, Rafe Spall and Robert Carlyle, this tense and thrilling drama follows a young couple’s race for survival against escalating terror of an alien enemy beyond their comprehension.
The War of the Worlds is a major adaptation by Peter Harness of H.G. Wells’ classic sci-fi title. This major new three-part drama is produced by Mammoth Screen for BBC One, and directed by award-winning director Craig Viveiros
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.
I couldn’t find any solid info on when this will air – multiple reports of “later this Autumn” but I’ve also read Oct. 6th so – keep an eye, should be heading our way soon.