Boy Swallows Universe: teaser

Welcome to Brissy in the '80s.

Netflix has released a teaser for its upcoming drama series Boy Swallows Universe, adapted from a novel by Trent Dalton.

The 8 part limited series is the story of a boy doing his best to hold his fractured family together in 1980’s Brisbane.

The series “coming soon” features Simon Baker, Anthony LaPaglia, Travis Fimmel, Phoebe Tonkin, Felix Cameron, Bryan Brown, Lee Tiger Halley, Sophie Wilde, Christopher James Baker, HaiHa Le, Deborah Mailman, Ben O’Toole, Zachary Wan, Millie Donaldson, Eloise Rothfield

An epic coming-of-age story set in 1980s Brisbane that blends the magic and innocence of youth with the brutal reality of the adult world. A lost father, a mute brother, a recovering addict mum, a heroin dealer for a stepfather, and a notorious criminal for a babysitter. Eli Bell is just trying to follow his heart and understand what it means to become a good man, but fate keeps throwing obstacles in his way.

Adapted from Trent Dalton’s iconic Australian novel, Boy Swallows Universe explores the crossroads where a boy becomes a man, good toys with evil, and the everyday meets the extraordinary.

Directors: Bharat Nalluri (Shantaram, Little America), Jocelyn Moorhouse (The Dressmaker, Stateless)
Writer: John Collee (Hotel Mumbai, Master and Commander)
Executive Producers: Joel Edgerton, Troy Lum, Andrew Mason, Sophie Gardiner
Production: Brouhaha Entertainment, Chapter One, Anonymous Content

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