Not sure which one one, but it's currently being advertised on Fox for October; no date given.
The War of the Worlds appears to have gone into the public domain recently, which explains why more than one studio has come up with the idea of using, and one being British and the other American means that they're not in as direct competition with each other. They also appear to be different takes on it, with the British version being a Victorian setting and the American a modern one (so could be a very loose adapation).
Very interesting & strange indeed! Can't imagine why different studios would release such identical series so close to each other - unless they are competing?
This is the BBC One - 3 part mini-series, currently airing in Canada with the BBC to follow later in the year:
And this is the FOX one - 8 part series first airing in Belgium 29 October - possibly same date for us?
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This is weird. 2 different war of the worlds shows are going to air
1 is the one mentioned above by BBC
Other is a American/French produced program, that will air on Fox end of October. Just saw the trailer for it during TWD
If I remember it correctly. It will air on a mnet channel
Was mentioned in the January highlights
Ok, then we've got a chance, these days up to a year or more after it launched elsewhere.
It's doubtful anyone will get a BBC answer here now - the Mods have stopped doing much of their job, and clues show that MC are now trying to hide most of their efforts via PM - I believe it's in the hope that the "silence" will turn us into their forum servants. No doubt we can thank Lithium for the idea.
My guess - we'll get it sometime around 2037... :-/
Fresher content costs more, which cuts into mindless, faceless, fat corporate profits.
How to fix?
Competition. But that also costs us more.
i see the BBC show War of the worlds starts next week, any idea when we will get it?
i know it was set for January but then BBC postphoned premiere date