BBC's New Adaptation, Life After Life, Stars Fleabag's Sian Clifford

Navi Ahluwalia
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LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 24: Sian Clifford attends the
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 24: Sian Clifford attends the

BBC will be adapting the bestselling novel by Kate Atkinson, Life After Life, into a four-part series that's set for release on BBC One and BBC iPlayer. The book was previously shortlisted for a Women's Prize for Fiction and won a Costa Book Award in 2013, so we know it's going to be good. Starring Fleabag's Sian Clifford, Derry Girls's Maria Laird, and Small Axe star Joshua Hill, the story follows a main character called Ursula who dies before she's able to take her first breath.

Set in 1910, the series follows Ursula as she's born and reborn again and again, across a period that spans not one but two world wars. She finds herself face to face with Hitler himself, and the series explores her journey as she tries to navigate a new life each time. Clifford is set to play Sylvie - Ursula's mother - and stars alongside James McArdle who will play Ursula's father, and Thomasin McKenzie, who will play Ursula.

Details of a release date have yet to be announced, but we expect to see the series landing on our screen pretty soon. Keep your eyes peeled for future updates.