Tomorrow When the War Began, the series based on John Marsden's novels, premieres April 23 at 7:30pm on ABC3.
The six-part adventure series tells the story of a group of young Australian friends on the run from a foreign invasion force.
The unsuspecting Australian military is quickly overwhelmed and none of Australia’s allies are willing to risk possible nuclear war to come to our aid.
Veterans Sibylla Budd, Deborah Mailman, James Stewart and Alison Bell are joined by relative newcomers Molly Daniels, Narek Arman, Jon Prasida, Madeleine Clunies-Ross, Madeleine Madden, Andrew Creer, Fantine Banulski and Keith Purcell.
Daniels plays Ellie, the heroine of the books. The young actor starred in two seasons of ABC3's You're Skitting Me, as well as Very Small Business, Party Tricks and The Librarians.
An Ambience Entertainment Production in association with ABC3, Screen Australia and FilmVictoria, the show is produced by Michael Boughen and Tony Winley and executive produced by Matthew Street and Kim Vecera.
Brendan Maher, whose credits include Spooks, Silent Witness, Spartacus, Farscape, Strike Back and The Secret Life of Us, directs all six episodes.