Netflix announces Boy Swallows Universe drama series

Joel Edgerton and producer Troy Lum behind new 8 part local drama based on coming of age best-seller.

Netflix has announced a new Australian 8-part drama, Boy Swallows Universe.

Based on the best-selling book by Trent Dalton, the project comes from Joel Edgerton and Brouhaha Entertainment.

Que Minh Luu, Netflix Director of Content, ANZ said, “Boy Swallows Universe is truly something special, and it’s an enormous privilege to partner with Trent Dalton, Joel Edgerton and Brouhaha Entertainment in bringing this genuinely iconic Australian story to Netflix.

“As Australians we know how much investing in local content matters. Boy Swallows Universe is a major milestone in our mission to unearth uniquely local stories that bring joy and connection in unexpected ways to our audiences here at home, and throughout the world.”

Author Trent Dalton said, “That sound you hear is my heart exploding. Internal fireworks popping and flashing in pinks and purples and golds. Let me scrape my jaw from the floor and whisper those words again and make sure this dream is true: Boy Swallows Universe is being adapted for the screen for Netflix!

“I truly can’t wait for you all to step inside Boy Swallows Universe, coming soon to Netflix!”

Executive Producers will be Troy Lum (The Water Diviner, Saving Mr Banks, Mao’s Last Dancer) from Brouhaha Entertainment, Andrew Mason (The Matrix, The Water Diviner), Sophie Gardiner (Howard’s End, Chimerica), Kerry Roberts (Foe, Boy Erased) and Joel Edgerton (The Great Gatsby, Bright, The King) from the Blue-Tongue Films Collective. Writers: John Collee (Master and Commander, Happy Feet, Hotel Mumbai)

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