The BBC recently released a trailer for The War of the Worlds, a new adaptation of H. G. Wells‘ 1898 novel of the same name.
This latest adaptation, written by Peter Harness, is a miniseries which will play out in three parts. It stars Eleanor Tomlinson, Rafe Spall, Freya Allan, Rupert Graves, and Robert Carlyle, with Craig Viveiros directing all three episodes.
More info on the BBC’s War of the Worlds can be found below along with the trailer.
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.
The War of the Worlds will first air on BBC One sometime this fall. No word yet on when those of us living here in the States might get to see it.
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.