The War of the Worlds (2019): S01E01


The War of the Worlds is a 2019 three-part British mini-series drama produced by Mammoth Screen for the BBC and co-produced with Creasun Media and Red Square.

The series is an Edwardian period adaptation of the H.G. Wells’ 1898 science fiction novel of the same name, and is the first British television adaptation of Wells’ Martian invasion novel.

The War of the Worlds mini-series premiered in other countries first before it premiered on the BBC on 17 November 2019.

Outline of Series 01, Episode 01

In Edwardian England, George and Amy live privately as an unmarried couple despite the disapproval of his former wife and brother. Hostile Martians armed with heat rays and poison gas complicate their efforts to find marital bliss.

The War of the Worlds Series (2019)

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Production & Filming Details

  • Director: Craig Viveiros.
  • Producers: Damien Timmer, Preethi Mavahalli, Peter Harness, Craig Viveiros, Tommy Buflin, Minglu Ma, Jamie Brown, and Betsan Morris Evans.
  • Writer: Peter Harness.
  • Composer: Russ Davies.
  • Production: Mammoth Screen and BBC.
  • Distributor: ITV Studios Global Entertainment.
  • Network: BBC One.
  • Release Date: 17 November 2019.
  • Running Time: 45 minutes.
  • Country: UK.
  • Language: English.

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