The BBC’s new take on War Of The Worlds: casting details as filming starts

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Filming is now firmly underway on the BBC’s new War Of The Worlds TV show, that’s been adapted by Peter Harness. And we now know who’ll be leading the show’s cast too.

Eleanor Tomlinson, Rafe Spall, Robert Carlyle and Rupert Graves have all taken roles in the production, with Tomlinson and Spall the leads. More details in due course…

March 2018

The brand new BBC adaptation of War Of The Worlds has started filming in the UK this week. The new three-part adaptation has been penned by Peter Harness, known for his work on Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell and Doctor Who.  He’s written all three scripts this time around with Craig Viveiros directing. This take on the story is set in the Victorian era.

Production is set to be primarily based in the north west of England, with shooting set for Liverpool and Cheshire. It’s feasible that the BBC will be looking to schedule this one in and around the Christmas period at the end of this year.

Mammoth Studios is overseeing the production. We don’t have firm casting news yet, but we’ll get it your way when we do.

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