The series began shooting in July, in Wales and England. And now it is about to finish primary filming with cast and crew and move to the editing/post production phase.
We do not have much information about the new season, but the director, Richard Clark, has shared some details about how they are filming during the time of the pandemic. He penned an in-depth look at the War of the Worlds set, the policies and procedures put in place to protect cast and crew, and the planning process that was involved in making this new way of filming possible. That article is behind a pay wall now, but it was a clarion call to his profession to get out there and shoot movies and TV series because it can be done! And he showed everyone how.
And so far, it has been a success! As Gabriel noted in his video message to us, testing is a big part of the precautions put into place for his protection and everyone else’s, too. Plus it seems social distancing is maintained and going out after work is not an option, so we’ve not seen any of the usual candids and selfies of Gabriel out and about during this shoot.
And that’s okay, because filming is almost complete.
Notes from Richard Clark, the director of War of the Worlds, Season Two, on the set:
Mr. Clark has an acerbic wit and a clear vision of what he wants to achieve. He also works really hard!
This successful series shoot is an amazing achievement, and a trail-blazing one, too. Many other production companies and film/TV directors will benefit from this experience. Sometimes art, technology, and real life collide in ways we never imagine. This is one of those times.
Kudos to everyone involved with War of the Worlds, Season Two, for meeting this challenge and creating the good stuff we will enjoy in the near future! heart