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Back To School with John Marsden

Posted by Nadia on
June 1st, 2016

Student Edge interviews John Marsden, author of the iconic Tomorrow Series and principal of Candlebark School in Victoria. He candidly shared stories from his difficult days at military school and explained how his love for reading (and some time away in a psychiatric ward) became his salvation.

What were you like as a teenager?
It was a really bad time of my life. I had a really miserable few years, and I think I was very lost and confused. Looking back, I didn’t feel safe, that was one of the dominant feelings. I was trying, somehow, to negotiate a way through a world that I found very confusing and that led me further and further down a pretty depressing path in a quite alienating and depressing place.

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Yahoo! Entertainment caught up with Molly Daniels to ask some Tomorrow, When The War Began questions and discuss her future projects. Check out a short transcript of the interview and watch the full video under the cut!

“I read all the books when I was about twelve, and when I got the part I did all the online recap of the books again. I totally loved them, but it’d been a long time. Once I got the part, I re-read them again.”

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The countdown has ended – Australia is ready for the debut of Tomorrow, When The War Began – The Series. Produced by Michael Boughen and Tony Winley, the show is a unique add to the ABC3 usual schedule – not just for its themes, but for the heavy involvement fans, through Twitter, can have on it.

Molly Daniels (Ellie) will be taking over the @TWTWB Twitter account as the show airs on ABC3 (7:30 – 8:15 pm) and John Marsden will be doing a special Q+A session on Twitter straight after (8:15 – 8:45 pm).

But the biggest news of all is the chance of pre-ordering the entire series right now on iTunes! Order now and unlock exclusive behind-the-scenes action!

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Author John Marsden and actress Fantine Banulski stop by News Breakfast to discuss Tomorrow, When The War Began, which will make its television debut on ABC TV.

Marsden appears to be satisfied with the TV series version: “It’s pretty rare for an author to be so enamoured of the work that it’s done by other people with their books, but I really loved the film and the TV series, so I’m in a very happy position.”

Both the film and the TV series have been very faithful,” he adds “There is no deviation in any negative way, which I do find gratifying.”

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Tomorrow, When The War Began – The Series’ debut is approaching and ABC3 has been blessing its fans with several behind the scenes videos, photos and the show’s original theme!

The song is called “Hold On” and features D’Arcy Madison – now available on Spotify.

The show’s international trailer (longer than the Australian version) has been uploaded to our Facebook Page, you can check it out here. [Removed due to copyright reasons] It includes several scenes with Ellie and her friends’ parents and more of Chris.

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ABC3 caught up with author John Marsden behind the scenes of Tomorrow, When The War Began – The Series.

The author discusses the process of bringing his books to life on the small screen: “It’s very strange watching actors playing these roles because often they don’t physically resemble the people I imagined, but they quickly take on the character in a way where the physical resemblance doesn’t matter so much. As long as they’ve got the voice and the personality then I can believe in them.”

The 6-part series premieres April 23 on ABC3.

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ABC3 released today a new trailer for Tomorrow, When The War Began – The Series! The promo features the Australian/New Zealand premiere date: April 23, 7:30 pm.

In the meantime, new stills are being added to the gallery, so keep an eye on our website!

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ABC3 has finally released Tomorrow, When The War Began – The Series’ extended sneak peek!

During the last few weeks, the series’ official Facebook page has kept teasing fans with new stills portraying the playful pre-war scenario.

The clip shows Ellie and her friends returning home from the camping trip, only to find their families gone, houses empty and abandoned, pets and stock dead.


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ABC3 wishes us happy new year with a beautiful sneak peek at Tomorrow, When The War Began – The Series, based on the era-defining novels by John Marsden.

The series is scheduled to debut in April: “[Tomorrow] is an ambitious series that will set a new benchmark for Australian family drama—this does take significant investment, and we have amazing support from Screen Australia and Film Victoria,” said Deirdre Brennan, head of children’s television at ABC TV. “As a public broadcaster, miniseries definitely work as part of an event strategy.”

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After the release of the first production still (High-resolution version here) ABC is pleased to announce the 2016 official line-up. Among the premieres, the debut of dramatic adventure series Tomorrow, When The War Began based on the era-defining novels by John Marsden.

The story is adapted for a new generation: “We’ve set in today’s environment and time,” said producer Michael Boughen, “The communications process has changed since John wrote the novels – the internet, phones, the way kids communicate with each other.”

Boughen hopes he’s making something that will appeal to parents as well as kids – what the networks refer to as a “co-viewing” proposition. “There’s 20 years of history there,” he added. “People who were reading them as teenagers can now hopefully revisit them with their own kids.”

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