Hopes were high for the beginning of 2010's Tomorrow When the World Began film franchise, based on the beloved (by Australians) young adult speculative fiction series by John Marsden.
Based around the invasion of Australia and a group of country teens-turned-guerrillas who happened to be camping off-the-grid at the time the planes landed, the first installment in the expected series was the highest grossing domestic Australian film of 2010. But in Australia, that doesn't necessarily mean much. Grossing $7.7 million, it fell well short of its production costs of $27 million so fans have had to settle for the action-packed first installment as all they are going to see on screen.
With the original cast now five years older, many of whom having since found success in other roles (e.g. Caitlin Stasey in Reign, Phoebe Tonk in The Originals, and Ashleigh Cummings in Puberty Blues and Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries) and all of whom have been working regularly, it's unlikely that they will reprise their roles on the small screen.
Brendan Maher is expected to direct the pilot, and Mullinars is handling the casting for the film, so all you young budding Aussie actors out there, start rehearsing now.