The BBC’s War of the Worlds has been getting attention now more than ever as the first trailer for the series has finally dropped. The series is an adaptation of H. G. Wells’ science fiction novel called The War of the Worlds. The BBC adaptation of it will be a three-part mini-series and will be set in Edwardian England. Lots of fans have been questioning whether it’ll be faithful to the source material or not, but by the looks of it, it definitely won’t disappoint the fans of H. G. Wells’ novel.
The BBC’s War of Worlds – All We Know
The story is told from the perspective of an unnamed narrator, and we begin with a bunch of explosions on the surface of Mars being noticed by astronomers on Earth. Earth soon gets caught up in the mess as a meteor falls to Earth, and brings aliens along with it. As some of you might have guessed, the creatures wreak havoc and destroy everything with heat Ray’s and poisonous smoke. The Martians conquer Earth, as the surviving humans go into hiding to avoid being killed. They do fall later on though, as the pathogens on Earth are something they don’t have an immunity to.
H. G. Wells’ novel has inspired lots of adaptations in film, TV, and even a bunch of video games. Now, BBC’s latest adaptation of it is getting a lot of attention and the fans are very excited to see what it has to offer. Here’s the trailer for those you who are interested:
As for its update, The War of the Worlds will air on BBC One this autumn.
Here’s the synopsis of BBC’s War of the Worlds:
“Set in Edwardian England, this new adaptation of H.G. Wells’ seminal tale—the first alien invasion story in literature—follows George (played by Rafe Spall) and his partner Amy (Eleanor Tomlinson) as they 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 as they face the escalating terror of an alien invasion, fighting for their lives against an enemy beyond their comprehension.”