HG Wells' 'The War of the Worlds' is a story deeply embedded in the canon of sci-fi, and has seen the likes of Orson Welles and Steven Spielberg take swings at it.

Yet, in both instances, both Spielberg and Welles placed the story in a contemporary setting. For Spielberg, it was a post-9/11 America. For Welles, it was Depression-era America. The original novel was actually set in Edwardian England, and BBC's three-part series brings it right back to that.

Rafe Spall from 'The Big Short', 'Trainspotting' star Robert Carlyle, 'Sherlock' alum Rupert Graves and 'Poldark' star Eleanor Tomlinson star, with the Martians themselves looking they've been plucked straight from the pages of Wells' novel, complete with weird spindly legs.

In fact, the production values on this series looked pretty insane for a BBC series, as the novel itself had some seriously ambitious action sequences.

No air date has been set for 'The War of the Worlds', but the series is due for some time in late Autumn.