Testing, Bubbles & Rehearsals: How ‘War Of The Worlds’ Will Become The UK’s First Pandemic-Era TV Drama Shoot

Testing, Bubbles & Rehearsals: How ‘War Of The Worlds’ Will Become The UK’s First Pandemic-Era TV Drama Shoot
Exclusive: Set in a dystopian reality in which an unstoppable force turns London’s streets into a deserted wilderness, it’s perhaps fitting for our times that War Of The Worlds will be the first UK television drama series to get cameras rolling in the pandemic era. Hollywood blockbusters Jurassic World and Mission Impossible are already shooting in Britain, but TV has been a little more cautious up until this point.

Fox Networks Group and Canal+’s contemporary reimagining of H.G Wells’ classic story is returning for an eight-part second season and, as previously revealed by Deadline, will go into production from next Monday in Newport, Wales. Studiocanal-backed Urban Myth Films had long aimed for a mid-July shoot and, thanks to some meticulous planning, it has not been blown off course by the pandemic.

Co-produced by AGC Television, War Of The Worlds has gained a loyal following after airing in 60 territories globally,
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