In London during the Edwardian era, George and Amy's attempt to start a life together is interrupted by a Martian invasion of Earth.
Did You Know?
Unlike Steven Spielberg
's 2005 movie adaptation starring Tom Cruise
and Dakota Fanning
, the BBC's version will be true to the original period and setting. "H.G. Wells
' seminal novel has been adapted for the screen many times, but it's always had a contemporary (and American) setting," director Craig Viveiros
said in an interview. "This is the first version to be set in London and [its environs] during the Edwardian period." However, the characters George and Amy are a new addition. Writer Peter Harness
added: "The version of The War of the Worlds that I wanted to make is one that's faithful to the tone and the spirit of the book, but which also feels contemporary, surprising and full of shocks: a collision of sci-fi, period drama and horror." See more
The railway line between Woking and London is shown as being run by the Great Western Railway. It should have been the London and South Western. See more