The War of the Worlds (2019)
Monday 25th February 2019
Set in Edwardian England, this major new television adaption of H.G Wells' seminal tale - the first alien invasion story in literature - follows George (Rafe Spall) and his partner Amy (Eleanor Tomlinson) as they attempt to defy society and start a new life together. Rupert Graves stars as Frederick, George's elder brother, and Robert Carlyle plays Oglivy, an astronomer and scientist.
A gripping collision of science-fiction, period drama and horror, this visceral thriller tells their story as they face the escalating terror of an alien attack after a huge meteor strike. As the inhabitants of Earth slowly fall victim to a vicious invasion, they must fight for their lives against a ruthless enemy beyond their comprehension, an enemy determined to destroy humanity and conquer the planet.
Never before has an adaptation of War of The World's stayed true to the original novels 1899 England setting, when the British Empire was at its height and Victorian society felt that it was an invincible force. Peter Harness's intense script, married with the latest VFX alien creations has created a truly unique TV experience and a series infused with action, paranoia, terror, suspense, and a love story all set against the ultimate alien invasion story.
The War of the Worlds is released on DVD 2nd Decemeber 2019 from ITV Studios Home Entertainment.
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