‘Production is underway on the the first-ever British television adaptation of H.G. Wells’ “The War of the Worlds,” with the aliens set to invade Britain later this year. Filming is taking place in Liverpool on the three-part BBC drama, which will star Eleanor Tomlinson(“Poldark”), Rafe Spall (“The Big Short”), Robert Carlyle (“The Full Monty”) and Rupert Graves (“Sherlock”).
The series is true to the classic novel’s English setting and follows George (Spall) and his partner, Amy (Tomlinson), as they attempt to start a life together. Graves is Frederick, George’s elder brother, and Carlyle plays Ogilvy, an astronomer and scientist. The show follows them as they face the escalating terror of an alien invasion.
ITV-backed U.K. producer Mammoth Screen is producing. ITV Studios Global Entertainment is handling international sales.’