War of the Worlds to film in Liverpool

Liverpool Pre-production is now underway on BBC One’s The War of the Worlds with filming set to take place in Liverpool and Cheshire. 

Prolific producer Mammoth Screen is making the 3 x 60 – the first British TV adaptation of HG Wells’ classic sci-fi novel. 

Peter Harness has written the drama with Craig Viveiros directing.

For more details on key production hires including the producer, line producer, production designer and production co-ordinator, log into Production Intelligence where shoot dates are also listed.

When it was first commissioned, Harness said of the project: “I'm feeling phenomenally lucky to be writing The War of the Worlds and blowing up gigantic swathes of the Home Counties [the book is set in Surrey] 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. 

“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.”

Mammoth Screen is busy prepping and developing several projects currently, including Noughts and Crosses, World on Fire and Pride & Prejudice.

Production Intelligence subscribers can log in and follow Mammoth Screen for updates on their forthcoming ventures; non-subscribers can click here to request a free online demo. 

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