The Life After Life cast has been confirmed by the BBC as filming commences on the adaptation of Kate Atkinson’s novel
The main Life After Life cast comprises: Thomasin McKenzie (Leave No Trace, Jojo Rabbit), Sian Clifford (Fleabag), James McArdle (Man In An Orange Shirt), Jessica Brown Findlay (Brave New World) and Jessica Hynes (Years And Years). They are joined by Patsy Ferran (Black Narcissus), Harry Michell (Yesterday), Laurie Kynaston (The Trouble With Maggie Cole) Joshua Hill (Small Axe) and Maria Laird (Derry Girls). The picture above shows James McArdle, Sian Clifford and Thomasin McKenzie. The BBC has provided this synopsis of the plot:
McKenzie plays Ursula Todd, who is born to Sylvie and Hugh (Sian Clifford and James McArdle) one night in 1910, but dies before she draws her first breath. On that same night in 1910, Ursula is reborn and survives. Time and time again, living and dying in different circumstances, Ursula is reborn into a new, alternative iteration of life once more.
This compelling story follows Ursula as she navigates each new life, through a critical era which spans two world wars, an encounter with Hitler and major life events. But what is it that Ursula so desperately needs to stay alive for?
Can a perfect life ever be lived? Can the course of history ever be changed? Can Ursula save the world?
The series will consists of 4×60′ episodes, and we’ll bring you transmission dates when they’re available. You can read more in the BBC press release.