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War of the Worlds (BBC) - DVD Preview

The War of the Worlds

Preview by Jack Foley

Set in Edwardian England, The War of the Worlds stars Rafe Spall (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Hot Fuzz) as George and Eleanor Tomlinson (Poldark, The White Queen) as his partner Amy, attempting to survive an extra-terrestrial attack in this major new television adaptation of H.G. Wells’ seminal tale.

Robert Carlyle (The Full Monty, Trainspotting, The Beach) also stars as friend and scientist Ogilvy, whose experiments could be vital to driving back the Martian invasion.

After a huge meteor strikes Horsell Common in Surrey, England, the inhabitants of Earth face a vicious attack by an unknown alien race. Amidst the chaos, George leaves his loveless marriage in the hope of starting a new life with Amy, despite the condemnation of the community around them.

But for George and Amy, alongside every other human on the planet, this plan is suddenly interrupted when they soon find themselves fighting for their survival against a ruthless enemy beyond their comprehension – an enemy determined to destroy humanity and conquer the planet.

Adapted by Peter Harness, this visceral thriller delivers a riveting and atmospheric collision of science fiction, period drama and horror – bringing one of literature’s most notorious foes vividly to life.

The War of the Worlds is released on DVD on Monday, December 2, 2020. It is also available on Digital Download.

The War of the Worlds is distributed by ITV Studios Global Entertainment and available to
pre-order from Amazon.co.uk and iTunes.