Boy Swallows Universe Netflix Confirm Release Date, Cast, and More!

A prized script for New Year’s on Netflix will be Boys Swallows Universe – an interesting Aussie drama based on the book by Trent Dalton with the same name. What we know about the series is that it is confirmed to premiere in January 2024!

The show has been brought to life by Dalton and actor-cum-producer, Joel Edgerton (you might remember him from Disney’s Obi-Wan Kenobi) and Troy Lum from Brouhaha Entertainment, whilst the script credit of the series goes to John Collee (Hotel Mumbai, Happy Feet), and some of the episodes are confirmed to be directed by Emmy nominee Bharat Nalluri, with Jocelyn Moorhouse and Kim Mordaunt on board.

The Synopsis of the Boy Swallows Universe:

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The plotline of the series revolves around Brisbane in 1983 where a lost father, a mute brother, and a mother are rotting in jail – in addition to this, we know there is a heroin dealer for a stepfather and the characters are all surrounding a notorious crime for a babysitter.

Eli’s life is pretty complicated as it is, and he’s just trying his best to be a good man and follow his heart but life throwing obstacle after obstacle his way (not to mention, legendary Brisbane drug dealer Tytus Broz).

However, with the likes of things happening – Eli’s life will possibly take a turn for more drama as events slowly start to unfold – like for instance, falling in love and breaking his mum out of Boggo Road Gaol on Christmas Day to save her.

Boys Swallow Universe is a truly special story with a load of brotherhood, love, and the most unlikely of friendships.

You see, Aussies are known to invest in local content and fortunately, Boys Swallows Universe has just the right amount of local content matter to win hearts – making it a major milestone to unearth uniquely local stories that together bring happiness, love, and friendship.

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Who Is the Cast of the Series?

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The cast members include:

Travis Fimmel  as Lyle Orlik
Phoebe Tonkin as Frances Bell
Simon Baker as Robert Bell
Anthony LaPaglia
Felix Cameron as Young Eli
Lee Halley as Gus Bell
Drew Matthews as Tich
Zachary Wan as Darren Dang
Eloise Rothfield as Shelly Huffman
Millie Donaldson as Shelly Huffman (Older)
HaiHa Le as Bich Dang
Sophie Wilde as Caitlyn Spies

Boy Swallows Universe is all set to be released on 11th January 2024, on Netflix.