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Howard Overman

Canal+ and Fox Networks Group (FNG) have commissioned a TV drama series based on H.G. Wells’ War Of The Worlds.

The 8 x 60’ drama is written and created by Bafta-winner Howard Overman (Misfits, Crazyhead, Merlin) and is already in pre-production. Shooting is set to begin this September.

The project is a Canal+ original scripted commission for FNG, and is produced by Urban Myth Films in association with Studiocanal.

It will debut in 2019 on Canal+ in France and will be broadcast on Fox in more than 50 territories across Europe and Africa. International sales will be handled by Studiocanal with rights in Europe and Africa (excluding French speaking territories) handled by FNG.

Overman will exec produce with Julian Murphy and Johnny Capps for Urban Myth Films.

Another War Of The Worlds adaptation from Mammoth Screen and adapted by Peter Harness (Wallander) is in the works at the BBC. It stars Eleanor Tomlinson and Rafe Spall.