The first trailer for the BBC sci-fi series The War of the Worlds was released today.
It’s a 3-episode adaptation of a novel about a Martian invasion of England.
When the drama aired on CBS Radio on Halloween in 1938, it is said to be caused panic as some listeners mistook it for an actual news broadcast.
In 2005, Spielberg directed a version of this story with Tom Cruise in the lead. A FOX series is also under production. Both of these are set in modern day, the BBC series is not.
In London during the Edwardian era, George and Amy’s attempt to start a life together is interrupted by a Martian invasion of Earth.
Available later this year.