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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 wants you Tomorrow, When The War Began fans to get in on the action by making your very own trailer!

Winners will be flown to Melbourne where they’ll get to meet the cast of the show and be interviewed on TV. The remaining entries will be cut together to make a full trailer that will be shown on Studio 3. ABC3 will be announcing the winner and airing the trailer mash-up on Friday 22nd April, so make sure you tune in and keep your eyes peeled for your entry!

This challenge opens 2 February 2016 and closes 14 March 2016 at 3pm AEDT. It is open to all Australian primary and secondary schools students.

For further detail on what do, the conditions and prize, check out ABC3’s Official Website. Good luck!

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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After respecting a tight two-months schedule, Tomorrow, When The War Began has wrapped up filming.

Both cast and crew found themselves suprised at how exiciting, fun and exhausting this kind of experience can be.

Molly Daniels, who plays Ellie Linton, wrote on her Instagram: [The series] has been incredible for a million reasons, one of which is the strong wonderful women it boasts in its cast who I have been so so lucky to work with.

Madeleine Madden, Corrie, also found it to be a memorable experience: “It’s been such an amazing life changing experience shooting w you all! I love you my family!”

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Televised Revolution Podcast featured Blake Ayshford as guest.

Ayshford offers some candid insight into his career as an Australian TV writer, discussing the shows he has written for including Home & Away, The Cooks, Love My Way, McLeod’s Daughters, The Code, and Devil’s Playground. He also gives a sneaky taste of what to expect from the upcoming Tomorrow, When The War Began series.

Click here to listen to the full podcast!

Introducing: Madeleine Madden

Posted by Nadia on
November 5th, 2015

Madeleine Madden is on the up and up, she stars in the first season of the first ever Indigenous teen drama — Ready For This, and is currently shooting the Tomorrow, When The War Began series in Melbourne.

All this aside it’s Madeleine’s chill attitude and obvious smarts that make her someone you should want to get familiar with. Oyster Magazine‘s staff has interviewed her recently and also asked about Tomorrow, When The War Began.

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Tomorrow, When The War Began: born again for TV

Posted by Nadia on
October 18th, 2015

The seaside town of Barwon Heads was rocked by explosions this week (Photo by Ben King). The bridge across the Barwon River – made famous by SeaChange in the late ’90s, condemned in 2006, and rebuilt in 2010 – was hit by a gang of teenagers early on Tuesday.

The first book in John Marsden’s series of seven young adult novels, published in 1993, was turned into a film in 2010. It was a serious effort, a $20 million action adventure directed by Pirates of the Caribbean writer Stuart Beattie, with former Neighbours star Caitlin​ Stasey​ as central character and narrator Ellie, and a talented young cast that included Lincoln Lewis (son of former rugby league great Wally Lewis) and Puberty Blues star Ashleigh Cummings.

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Barwon Heads Bridge (Photo by Kyle Simpson) will star in the television series adaptation of John Marsden’s Tomorrow When The War Began novels.

The ABC3 and Ambience Entertainment production will be filming on the bridge on October 12 and 13 from 9am to 6pm. The City of Greater Geelong has warned the filming could lead to a “maximum 15 minute delays” to drivers and pedestrians, and will involve the use of props weapons.

The six-part series, which will air next year, covers the first of the highly acclaimed seven-book series and will feature a new cast from the 2010 film adaptation as well as well-known talents Deborah Mailman, James Stewart from Packed to the Rafters and Sibylla Budd from Winners and Losers.

The series also features scenes from Clunes and around Melbourne.

According to The Courier, Tomorrow When The War Began – The Series has found its Wirrawee in Clunes, Victoria (Photo by Neil Newitt). The picturesque regional town, with a population of less than 2000, has a rich film history: the streets have been splashed across screens before, featuring in cult films including the original Mad Max.

The Ambience Entertainment produced series will be shot at a number of different Victorian locations and is financed by the ABC, Screen Australia, Film Victoria and Ingenious Investments.

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