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Variety reports that the new War of the Worlds has been selected by the BBC as part of their 11-series commission, which production will kick-off in early 2018. Harness established that his version would involve a Wells’ original Victorian setting (North-West Evening Mail):

“I’m feeling phenomenally lucky to be writing The War Of The Worlds, and blowing up gigantic swathes of the home counties at the dawn of the 20th Century. Wells’ book is ground zero for all modern science fiction, and like all the best sci-fi, manages to sneak in some pretty astonishing comments on what it is to be a human being too.”

Harness added:

“I’m hoping to follow in the great man’s footsteps by making a terrifying, Martian-packed series which manages to be emotional, characterful, and – deep breath, dare I say it – even political at the same time.”

Source: Variety

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