Shannon Tindle has created the upcoming American computer-animated live-action series ‘Lost Ollie’. The series is adapted from William Joyce’s children’s book published in 2016- ‘Ollie’s Odyssey.
Peter Ramsey has directed this limited series. The story’s plot revolves around a toy that has been separated from a boy named Billy. Ollie is Billy’s favorite toy which is a matter of jealousy to Zozo, a toy that was an unwanted amusement park prize.
The plot navigates Ollie’s journey after he is forced on an unsought adventure of saving himself and other stuffed toys who got similarly lost by Zozo’s machinery along with trying to get back to Billie.
Cast members of the series include Gina Rodriguez, Jake Johnson, Kesler Talbot, and voice cast members Jonathan Groff, Mary J. Blige, and Tim Blake Nelson. They were cast for the series on March 9, 2021.
Primary photography began on February 1, 2021, and concluded in March of 2021. The series is set to release on Netflix on August 24, 2022.
Before the miniseries arrives on the streaming site, let us find out about the other filmography of the primary cast members of the series.
Let’s have a look at the Lost Ollie Cast Members
Billy played by Kesler Talbot:
The role of Billy is played by young actor Kesler Talbot in Lost Ollie. Previously he acted in various minor roles. In the American drama series ‘When Calls the Heart’ Talbot acted as Thomas in one episode.
The next year he played Bobby in one episode of the American dystopian alternate history series ‘The Man in the High Castle’. The same year he starred in one episode of the mystery television series ‘Nancy Drew too as Little Ace.
In 2020 he played the role of Aiden in the horror anthology series ’50 States of Fright’. The same year Talbot also starred as Charlie in the American rom-com movie ‘Deliver by Christmas’.
Ollie voiced by Jonathan Groff:
The titular doll character Ollie is voiced by American actor cum singer Jonathan Drew Groff. Apart from the role of Ollie, Groff gave voice to some other roles previously.
From 2011 to 2013 he gave voice to the recurrent character of Richard in the Canadian animated series ‘Scaredy Squirrel’ loosely inspired by the same named book series by Mélanie Watt. In 2016 he was the voice cast as Disney’s fictional character Kristoff of the Frozen franchise in the television special series ‘LEGO Frozen Northern Lights.
In 2018 Groff gave voice to the Actor Playing Bart in one episode of the American animated sitcom ‘The Simpsons’. In one episode of the American adult animated superhero series ‘Invincible’, he gave voice to Rick Sheridan in 2021.
Groff introduced his voice role as Kristoff and his companion reindeer Sven in the 2013 American computer-animated fantasy musical movie ‘Frozen’. He again reprised his voice role of Kristoff in the short film 2017 ‘Olaf’s Frozen Adventure.
Zozo voiced by Tom Blake Nelson:
The antagonist doll Zozo is voiced by American actor, playwright, and filmmaker Timothy Blake Nelson. Previously he gave voice to Cockroach in the 1996 American musical comedy movie ‘Joe’s Apartment’. In the upcoming stop-motion animated fantasy musical movie ‘Pinocchio’ he has gave voice to Coachman.
From 2012 to 2015 Nelson gave voice to Chief McGillihorn in four episodes of the American adult animated series ‘Black Dynamite’. In 2018 in the adult animated comedy series ‘Dallas & Robo’ he voice starred as The Woodsman.
In one episode of the American animated adventure comedy series ‘Big City Greens’, he gave voice to Grampa Ernest Green. In Sega’s 2008 video game ‘The Incredible Hulk’ he has given voice to Marvel Comics’ fictional supervillain Samuel Sterns aka The Leader.
Momma played by Gina Rodriguez:
Billy’s mother who is referred to as Momma in the series is played by American actress cum tv producer Gina Rodriguez. From 2011 to 2012 she played the recurring character of Beverly in the American soap opera ‘The Bold and the Beautiful.
From 2014 to 2019 she portrayed the lead character and titular role Jane Villanueva in the American romantic comedy series ‘Jane the Virgin’. She also played the lead role of future President Elena from 2020 to 2021 in the comedy series Diary of a Future President’ which she also executive produced.
From 2019 to 2021 she gave voice to the lead and titular character in the animated adventure action series ‘Carmen Sandiego’ based on the media franchise.
Daddy played by Jake Johnson:
Billy’s father in the series is played by American actor cum comedian and film producer Mark Jake Johnson Weinberger.
In the American sitcom, ‘New Girl’ Johnson played the lead role of Nick Miller from 2011 to 2018 for which he was nominated for a Critics’ Choice Television Award, TCA Award, Teen Choice Award, and a Satellite Award. He was also voice cast in the series ‘High School the USA!’, ‘Comrade Detective’, and ‘Hoops’.