BBC Adapting Kate Atkinson's ‘Life After Life’ for Television
A TV adaptation of Kate Atkinson’s best-selling and award-winning novel Life After Life is currently in the works at the BBC, with John Crowley, the two-time BAFTA-winning director who helmed Saoirse Ronan starrer Brooklyn, on board to direct and Atkinson as Executive Producer. Produced by Brexit: The Uncivil War producer House Productions, the series will feature fast-rising actress Thomasin McKenzie, star of Jojo Rabbit and Leave No Trace, and BAFTA-winning Fleabag star Sian Clifford. James McArdle (Man in an Orange Shirt), Jessica Brown Findlay (Downton Abbey), and Jessica Hynes (Years and Years) will also feature, alongside Patsy Ferran (Black Narcissus), Harry Michell (Yesterday), Laurie Kynaston (The Trouble with Maggie Cole) Joshua Hill (Small Axe), and Maria Laird (Derry Girls).
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.
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