Here’s everything you need to know about “Boy Swallows Universe”.
The story, which is based in Brisbane, Australia, follows a young Eli Bell as he navigates a challenging home life in the 1980s. His brother is deaf, his mother is incarcerated, his father has vanished, and his stepfather is a heroin dealer. Before starting high school, Eli will be falling in love, battling drug dealers and goons, and trying to save his mother from the Boggo Road Gaol—as if life couldn’t get any more complicated. Eli is a young boy with an old soul, and all he wants is to be a good person and follow his heart.
Felix Cameron plays young Eli in the series; Travis Fimmel plays Lyle Orlik; Phoebe Tonkin plays Frances Bell; Simon Baker plays Robert Bell; Anthony La Paglia plays Tytus Broz; Lee Halley plays Gus Bell; Drew Matthews plays Tich; Zachary Wan plays Darren Dang; Eloise Rothfield plays Shelly Huffman; Millie Donaldson plays the older Shelly Huffman; Haiha Le plays Bich Dang; and Sophie Wilde plays Caitlyn Spies.
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Boy Swallows Universe is a seven-part upcoming Netflix series that will premier on January 11, 2024.