17 November 2019 22:33
H.G. Wells' classic tale of aliens invading Earth will be retold once more as the BBC's adaptation of his story will be once again brought to life. Starring Rafe Spall and Eleanor Tomlinson, the mini series looks like it's going to leave fans with chills. Here's everything you need to know about new series The War of the Worlds. When will BBC's The War of the Worlds air? Thankfully there isn't too much longer to wait for the eagerly awaited adaptation.
The War of the Worlds will be on BBC One on Sunday, November 17, at 9pm. Set in Woking in 1905, the first episode will see a Martian capsule landing on Earth, bewildering the community. But when George (Spall) and Amy (Tomlinson) join the curious crown to examine what the unusual object is, it soon unleashes complete and utter terror. READ MORE: The War of the Worlds: Who is in the cast of the new BBC adaptation... How many episodes will there be in The War of the Worlds? The War of the Worlds. READ MORE Robert Carlyle: 'F***ing disaster' Star reveals views on Brexit How many episodes are there in the new series? In The War of the Worlds, there will be just three episodes which will air weekly every Sunday. Each episode will be around 55 minutes long, following the troubled journey of George and Amy as the catastrophic events surrounding the alien invasion unfolds. The couple are deemed outcasts after George left his wife Lucy (Aisling Jarrett-Gavin) so he could be with his true love Amy. But these characters do not feature in the original story. Actress Eleanor Tomlinson When will the new series start? Wells' story is told from the perspective of an unnamed narrator but the new mini-series centres around this new couple. In a statement, writer Peter Harness said: "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." However, there is an important element of the story which the series has stuck to. DON'T MISS... Strictly Come Dancing 2019: Mike Bushell sends cheeky dig to judges [VIDEO] Rick and Morty season 4: How Rick's death was set up in season three [SPOILER] The Walking Dead season 10: Shock traitor to destroy Alexandria? [PLOT TWIST] Viewers will be familiar with the 2005 movie adaptation of the book starring Tom Cruise and Dakota Fanning which is set in America. Unlike the Hollywood blockbuster, this version will be true to the story's original period and setting. Director Craig Viverios told the BBC: "HG Wells' seminal novel has been adapted for the screen many times, but it's always had a contemporary (and American) setting. "This is the first version to be set in London and [its environs] during the Edwardian period." Trending