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‘War of the Worlds’ to be made into a TV series

H.G. Wells’ alien invasion story was made into a film by Steven Spielberg in 2005 starring Tom Cruise

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MTV is reportedly in talks with the team behind Teen Wolf to reboot War of the Worlds into a television series.

First reported by Deadline and confirmed by the LA Times, the network is looking to Jeff Davis and Andrew Cochran to adapt H.G. Wells’ landmark alien invasion story, which was first published in 1897 and spawned multiple adaptations, including a panic-inducing radio broadcast directed by Orson Wells in 1938 and most recently a 2005 film by Steven Spielberg starring Tom Cruise.

Itself an adaptation of a 1985 movie of the same name, Teen Wolf will complete its sixth and final season in 2017.

If a new take on War of the Worlds comes to TV, it will have company in various familiar titles from years gone by that have joined network schedules of late, including Lethal Weapon and The Exorcist on Fox, Frequency on the CW and HBO’s Westworld.