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Looks like the Tomorrow series by John Marsden may get a second chance to share it's story. Tomorrow, When The War Began is a young adult invasion novel in which Australia gets invaded by a foreign power. Told from first person, it follows the main character Ellie as she and her friends end up waging a guerrilla war against the invaders.

The seven book series first came out between 1993-1999, also resulting in a sequel series titled The Ellie Chronicles which includes three books published between 2003-2006. In 2009 it was announced that Screen Australia would fund the development of the feature film to be written and directed by screenwriter Stuart Beattie. The movie was released September 2nd, 2010 in Australia and New Zealand, April 15th, 2011 in United Kingdom, and February 24th, 2012 in the United States. Despite doing well in Australia it failed to find an overseas audience.

Poster for the 2010 movie
Poster for the 2010 movie

There were still plans for two more sequels to come out and possibly a television series to adapt the rest of the books. But after a few years of hearing stop and go information it looked like there would be no forward progress.

That is until late April/early May of this year when it was announced that they were in fact working on adapting the books into a television series.

Ambience Entertainment is reportedly looking for seven young actors for the main roles in the series. Mullinars is handling casting for the film and Brendan Maher is expected to direct the pilot.

casting announcement image from
casting announcement image from

I don't know about you Tomorrow fans but I'm immensely excited. I watch the film every couple of weeks and it's probably my most watched movie I own because of that fact, despite only having first seen the film in winter 2014. I even got around to purchasing it off Amazon along with the first book in the series so I don't have to be sad when Netflix eventually removes it.

There's so much potential in the series that I think a television series is the way to go. I just hope things work out and we'll get to see more of this story in the future.


How do you feel about the proposed Tomorrow When The War Began television series?


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