JOHN MARSDEN TV SERIES TO FEATURE BARWON HEADS BRIDGE

BARWON Heads Bridge will star in a television series adaptation of John Marsden’sTomorrow When the War Began novels.

The ABC3 and Ambience Entertainment production will be filming on the bridge on October 12 and 13 from 9am to 6pm.

The City of Greater Geelong has warned the filming could lead to a “maximum 15 minute delays” to drivers and pedestrians, and will involve the use of props weapons.

The six-part series, which will air next year, covers the first of the highly acclaimed seven-book series and will feature a new cast from the 2010 film adaptation as well as well-known talents Deborah Mailman, James Stewart from Packed to the Rafters and Sibylla Budd from Winners and Losers.

The books tell the story of a group of teenagers cut off from their families following an invasion of their country and their efforts to fight back against the new regime.

“Tomorrow, When The War Began has connected to so many Australians since the book was first published in 1993,” ABC Children’s TV head Deirdre Brennan said.

“More than three million copies later, these are characters we know and love — the dilemmas they face are compelling and have never been more relevant.”

The series will also feature scenes from Clunes and around Melbourne.