Check out this new BBC version of War of the Worlds trailer. This is, of course, the original alien invasion story.

War of the Worlds trailer

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This tense drama follows a young couple’s race for survival against escalating terror of an alien enemy beyond their comprehension. It stars Eleanor Tomlinson, Rafe Spall and Robert Carlyle.

The War of the Worlds is a major adaptation by Peter Harness of HG Wells’ classic sci-fi title. The new three-part drama is produced by Mammoth Screen for BBC One. It is directed by award-winning director Craig Viveiros.

This new adaptation of HG Wells’ seminal tale is set in Edwardian England. It’s the first alien invasion story in literature. The story follows George (played by Rafe Spall) and his partner Amy (Eleanor Tomlinson). We see them 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. They face the escalating terror of an alien invasion. And they will be fighting for their lives against an enemy beyond their comprehension!