Filming has begun for Bash Doran’s four-part adaptation of Kate Atkinson’s novel Life After Life.
Thomasin McKenzie (Jojo Rabbit), Sian Clifford (Fleabag), James McArdle (Man In An Orange Shirt), Jessica Brown Findlay (Brave New World) and Jessica Hynes (Years and Years) will lead the cast.
McKenzie stars as Ursula Todd, the child of Sylvie (Clifford) and Hugh (McArdle), who first dies during birth one night in 1910.
On the same night, Ursula is reborn and lives. But time and time again, she will live and die in different circumstances.
Life After Life follows Ursula as she navigates each new life in the same turbulent century, experiencing two world wars, an encounter with Hitler and major life events.
Given an infinite number of chances to live, Ursula strives to live the perfect life and searches for her purpose. Is it to change the course of history and save the world?
McKenzie said: “I'm drawn to Life After Life because it makes me laugh, cry, clench my fists in anger or whoop with empowerment.
Bash has done a stunning job at adapting Kate Atkinson's masterpiece, and working with John has already taught me a great deal - reinforcing my love for collaborating and creating.”
Life After Life will air on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.