Submissions are happening for the new Netflix 8 part series “Boy Swallows Universe”, an intense coming of age story, set in 1980s Australia. The series will have huge appeal as it is based on Trent Dalton’s multi-award winning and international bestselling book of of the same name.
The story follows 12 year old Eli Bell, whose father is lost, his mother is in jail, and his stepdad is a heroin dealer. The most steadfast adult in Eli’s life is Slim – a notorious felon and national record-holder for successful prison escapes – who watches over Eli and August, his silent genius of an older brother.
The series is being produced by Brouhaha Productions and is backed by an amazing creative team, who have credits such as ‘The Matrix‘, ‘Happy Feet’, ‘Saving Mr Banks’, ‘Master and Commander’ and ‘The Great Gatsby‘. Joel Edgerton joins Troy Lum, Andrew Mason and Kerry Roberts as co-executive producers.
Best of luck to everyone who has been submitted so far. More to come on this one.
📷: Author, Trent Dalton