The War of the Worlds Release Date, Cast, Trailer, Production: The War of the Worlds is basically a three-part drama which is produced by Mammoth Screen for the BBC as well as coproduced with Creasun Media, in association with Red Square. This new edition of H.G. Wells’ influential tale — one of the first alien attack stories in literature — follows George (Rafe Spall) as well as his partner Amy (Eleanor Tomlinson) as they try their efforts to challenge society and begin a life together, fronting the mounting terror of an alien attack, while fighting for their lives in contradiction of an enemy further than their intellectual capacity.
The filming of the show was first started in Liverpool in April 2018. The show is projected to be released in the year 2019.
Director Craig Viveiros said, “HG Wells’ seminal novel has been adapted for the screen many times, but it’s always had a contemporary (and American) setting.” The statement further added, “This is the first version to be set in London and [its environs] during the Edwardian period.”
On the other hand, George and Amy – Spall and Tomlinson’s characters – are a new addition.
Also, writer Peter Harness added, “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.”
The War of the Worlds Cast
Eleanor Tomlinson is playing the role of Amy
Rafe Spall is playing the role of George
Rupert Graves is playing the role of Frederick
Robert Carlyle is playing the role of Ogilvy
Tomlinson is best known for her role in Poldark where she played as Demelza. She also in recent times starred in Ordeal by Innocence, as Mary Durrant.
Tommy Bulfin, who is the BBC commissioning editor said in a statement, “It’s fantastic to have Rafe and Eleanor leading such a brilliant cast of British acting talent in the BBC’s faithful adaptation of H.G. Wells’ legendary story.”
The War of the Worlds Production
Award-winning director Craig Viveiros has directed The War of the Worlds as well as produced by Betsan Morris Evans (The City and the City). The executive producers of this show are Damien Timmer, Preethi Mavahalli, Peter Harness and Craig Viveiros for Mammoth Screen, part of ITV Studios, and Tommy Bulfin for the BBC.
The Production companies are Mammoth Screen, BBC, Creasun Media (Co-produced), Red Square (In association with). ITV Studios Global Entertainment is going to be responsible for international distribution.
— Robert Carlyle (@robertcarlyle_) April 16, 2018
The War of the Worlds Trailer
The War of the Worlds Release Date
The show was initially declared in spring of 2017 as well as the production was started in April 2018 and the filming locations of the show include St George’s Hall, Liverpool plateau altered into Edwardian England, Eldon Grove, Vauxhall, Liverpool where an uninhibited building has been used as a London location, Sir Thomas Street, Dale Street, Ainsdale Woods, Delamere Forest as well as Great Budworth village in Cheshire.
In the meantime, the exact air date has not yet been announced but it’s expected to arrive on our screens in the year 2019.