The show was announced in spring 2017 and production began in April 2018, with filming taking place in Liverpool.
An exact air date has not been confirmed but it’s expected to arrive on our screens later in 2018.
Unlike Steven Spielberg’s 2005 movie adaptation starring Tom Cruise and Dakota Fanning, the BBC’s version will be true to the original period and setting.
“HG Wells’ seminal novel has been adapted for the screen many times, but it’s always had a contemporary (and American) setting,” director Craig Viveiros said. “This is the first version to be set in London and [its environs] during the Edwardian period.”
However, George and Amy – Spall and Tomlinson’s characters – are a new addition.