Now, this looks really good!
This is the latest of several adaptations of H.G. Wells’s classic tale about Martians invading Earth. What sets this one apart from some of the others is that 1) it’s set close to the time period that the novel was originally written (the novel was published in 1898 and the new miniseries takes place during the Edwardian era so it’s only a difference of a few years) and 2) it takes place in the country where the novel is actually set. In other words, the Martians have arrived and it’s up to the British to save us all!
Well, maybe. Not to spoil the book but let’s just say that humanity didn’t do a very good job when it came to defending Earth from the Martians.
Anyway, this is a 3-episode miniseries which will air on the BBC sometime in the autumn. (Hopefully in late November or early December, hint, hint.) Eventually, I imagine that viewers in the States will get to see it.
For now, here’s the trailer!