Tomorrow, When the War Began casting for TV adaptation

Futuristic 2010 hit film is set to become a 6 part series filming in Melbourne.


A TV adaptation of Tomorrow, When the War Began is currently casting for 7 teenagers aged 16 – 19.

The futuristic action hit grossed $13.5m in 2010 was written by Stuart Beattie and based on John Marsden’s novels. Starring Caitlin Stasey, Lincoln Lewis and Phoebe Tonkin, there were hopes for a sequel but they did not eventuate.

The small screen version will be a 6 part drama produced in Melbourne from August to October by Ambience Entertainment.

Brendan Maher will direct.

A broadcaster has not been disclosed.

15 Responses

  1. No no no no no no.

    The movie was great, perfectly adapted and enjoyable but they should’ve made the other books into films.
    No way does a 6 part mini series even begin to cover TWTWB let alone books 2-7

  2. IMO it’s too soon to re-adapt it into a miniseries. Maybe wait another year?
    Hopefully they don’t skimp on too many of the themes, and the series is popular enough to justify the sequels being adapted too

  3. Was a poor movie and not successful (hence no sequel)-a silly story that ripped off the 1980s ‘Red Dawn’ (which itself was a pretty poor and absurd scenario)-see also the more recent ‘Red Dawn’ for yet more unlikely hilarity.

    1. I thought the movie was quite well done. Stayed very faithful to the book. Definitely wasn’t successful but I didn’t think that was any fault of the movie.

      I’d be keen for a TV series. Agree with the other poster saying that it won’t be the same without Caitlin Stasey though.

  4. Oh that’s cool, the books are cool and the movie was alright but if they did a 2nd movie it would of been very good, the first movie got really great at the end with big deaths and interesting action, I think 6 eps might be too short tho, hope fox8 or ten get the rights to it

      1. Um, well I read half the book series in Year 6, the other half in Year 7, and then we had to recap the whole series in Year 9.
        The movie adaptation is often compared to the book in High School English here in WA because of how consistent it was in retaining all the major and secondary plot points.
        If it’s still being used as a teaching resource for upper primary/high school students, then I don’t think it’s “too dark for kids”.

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