You’ve read the classic novel and you’ve seen the blockbuster film. Now it’s time to soak in the TV series. H.G. Wells’ sci-fi novel The War of the Worlds is being produced as an eight-part drama for television, courtesy of Studiocanal and Fox.
The latest adaptation of a tale that was way ahead of its time when first serialised (1897, would you believe?) will stay true to its original narrative of conflict between mankind and a furious extra-terrestrial race.
“In many ways, H.G. Wells’ novel is a cautionary tale of racial superiority and ethnic conflict”
“In many ways, H.G. Wells’ novel is a cautionary tale of racial superiority and ethnic conflict,” says the show’s creator Howard Overman (of Merlin fame). “It’s these themes that I want to explore more fully in my modern re-imagining [and] I look forward to bringing a bold, fresh, relatable version to a new audience.”
The War of the Worlds is slated to air in 2019. Antonino Tati
Illustrations from the original illustrated edition of H.G. Wells’ ‘War of the Worlds’.