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Panic Ensues in the Official Trailer for BBC’s ‘The War of the World’s’

The War of the Worlds
Credit: Mammoth Screen / BBC One

BBC One’s ‘The War of the Worlds’ tells the story of a set of characters as they face the escalating terror of an alien invasion, fighting for their lives against an enemy beyond their comprehension.

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

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


Set in Edwardian England, this new adaptation 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 life together. Rupert Graves is Frederick, George’s elder brother, and Robert Carlyle plays Ogilvy, an astronomer and scientist.

Credit: BBC

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