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International Insider: ‘War Of The Worlds’ Leads Drama Restarts; UK Studio Space Race; Johnny Depp Trial

International Insider: ‘War Of The Worlds’ Leads Drama Restarts; UK Studio Space Race; Johnny Depp Trial

Happy Friday, Jake Kanter here. Here’s a rundown of the six things you need to know about the global film and TV business this week. If you want to subscribe to get this alert in a timely fashion, sign up here.

1. Scoop: The ‘War Of The Worlds’ Pandemic Masterplan

Apocalypse now: It seems fitting that War Of The Worlds, a dystopian story about deserted streets, will be the first UK drama series to return to production in the pandemic era. We can reveal that cameras will begin rolling in Newport, Wales, next Monday after months of meticulous planning on the part of producer Urban Myth Films.

Test test test: Deadline understands that Urban Myth has worked with Welsh authorities to design a testing regime for cast and crew. Crucially, this will allow actors to break two-meter social distancing rules where it is dramatically necessary. Urban Myth director Johnny Capps

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