Life After Life BBC TV Series: What We Know

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Kate Atkinsons’s Life After Life has a TV series adaptation in the works from the BBC. For all the details on a potential upcoming adaptation of this novel, here’s what we know about the Life After Life TV series:

What’s it about? What’s the plot?

From Deadline: “Life After Life tells the vivid story of the alternate lives of Ursula Todd (McKenzie), who dies one night in 1910, only to be born and survive on the same night. She finds herself time and again, living and dying in different circumstances only to be reborn into a new, alternative iteration of life once more. Her journey spans two World Wars and an encounter with Hitler.”

Life After Life (the novel) was originally published in March 2013.

What format will it be? Will the Life After Life adaptation be a Movie or a Series?

It’s planned as a 4-part limited series.

Who’s behind it?

The BBC is developing the Life After Life series with House Productions producing the adaptation.

What’s the status of the Life After Life adaptation?

The adaptation is currently filming as of mid-2021. This means there’s a pretty good chance we’ll get to see it by late 2021 or sometime in 2022.

Bash Doran (Outlaw King, Traitors) adapted the novel for screen. John Crowley (Brooklyn) is directing.

Who’s in the cast?

The series will star Thomasin McKenzie, known for her roles in Jojo Rabbit and Leave No Trace, and Sian Clifford (Fleabag).

Other notable cast members include: James McArdle (Man in an Orange Shirt), Jessica Brown Findlay (Downton Abbey), and Jessica Hynes (Years and Years).

See the full cast on IMDB.

When will it be released?

Currently unknown, but most likely late 2021 or 2022.

Is there a trailer or teaser available?

Not yet! Stay tuned.

Life After Life TV Series Development Timeline

March 14, 2013 Life After Life (novel) is released.

April 20, 2021 Thomasin McKenzie & Sian Clifford To Lead Cast For BBC Adaptation Of Kate Atkinson’s ‘Life After Life’

May 5, 2021 Life After Life begins filming.

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