According to THR, ex-music channel MTV is currently developing a contemporary drama series of War Of The Worlds.
We know, we thought it too. MTV? Doing War Of The Worlds? Whaaaaat? But who knows, it could be good. Maybe it’ll be the new Teen Wolf. Time for a segue…
Speaking of Teen Wolf, the show’s creator and executive producer Jeff Davis will actually be the one adapting HG Wells’ 1898 alien invasion classic, along with former Teen Wolf writer Andrew Cochran.
Production company The Firm is also getting involved, with Josh Barry and Jeff Kwatinetz boarding the project as co-executive producers. Barry had a particular interest in the new show, as his grandfather, Gene Barry, was the star of War Of The World’s screen adaptation in 1953, which was produced by Paramount and directed by Byron Haskin.
MTV’s version of the Wells’ story won’t be the first small screen adaptation. In 1988, a Canadian/American series produced by Hometown Films, Paramount Domestic Television and Triumph Entertainment aired, and ran for two seasons and 43 episodes. It was loosely based on the novel, but was mainly a sequel to the 1953 film.
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