The BBC adaptation of War of the Worlds has begun filming, with new set pictures emerging.
The new version of H.G. Wells’ classic science-fiction novel is set to air on BBC later on this year, with filming currently taking place.
The show stars Rafe Spall and Eleanor Tomlinson and is set in Edwardian England, the original setting of the novel.
War of the Worlds has been adapted to a number of different formats, including radio, TV, musical and most recently the 2005 film starring Tom Cruise.
Previous versions of the story have always been changed to make the setting contemporary, meaning it’s always been relatable for current audiences.
This is one of the first to keep the original setting, making it an interesting experiment from the BBC.
War of the Worlds has been written for TV by Peter Harness, who said that he wanted to create a version that was faithful to the book.
“The version of The War of the Worlds that I wanted to make is one that’s faithful to the tone and the spirit of the book, but which also feels contemporary, surprising and full of shocks: a collision of sci-fi, period drama and horror.
“There is nothing cosy or predictable about Wells’ novel, and that’s what I want to capture in the show. We have an incredible cast, a brilliant director and a wonderful crew – and I can’t wait for them to explore the terrifying story of the first alien invasion on to our screens.”
No air date for War of the Worlds has been set yet, but the 3-part drama will air on BBC and BBC iPlayer at some point later this year.
You can watch a number of original BBC shows such as Luther, Doctor Foster and Line of Duty on Netflix right now.
Source: Screen Rant