Coming to Netflix in the near future is the adaptation of Ali Novak’s coming-of-age novel My Life with the Walter Boys. Below, we’ll be keeping track of everything you need to know about My Life with the Walter Boys, including the plot, casting news, trailer updates, and the Netflix release date.
My Life with the Walter Boys is an upcoming Netflix Original coming-of-age family comedy created by Melanie Halsall and based on the 2014 novel of the same name by author Ali Novak. The project was first announced by Variety in June 2021.
The series is produced by Ed Glauser (The Kissing Booth, Wanda and the Alien), and Melanie Halsall (Shaun the Sheep, Dennis & Gnasher), through the production companies Komixx Entertainment and Sony Pictures Television.
What is the plot of My Life with the Walter Boys?
The synopsis for My Life With the Walter Boys has been sourced from ProductionWeekly:
Jackie does not like surprises. Chaos is the enemy! The best way to get her successful, busy parents to notice her is to be perfect. The perfect look, the perfect grades – the perfect daughter. And then… Surprise number one: Jackie’s family dies in a freak car accident. Surprise number two: Jackie has to move cross-country to live with the Walters – her new guardians. Surprise number three: The Walters have 12 sons. (Well, 11, but Parker acts like a boy anyway.) Now Jackie must trade in her Type A personality and New York City apartment for a Colorado ranch and all the wild Walter boys who come with it. Jackie is surrounded by the enemy -loud, dirty, annoying boys who have no concept of personal space. Okay, several of the oldest guys are flat-out gorgeous. But still annoying. She’s not stuck-up or boring – no matter what they say – but proving it is another matter. How can she fit in and move on when she needs to keep her parents’ memory alive by living up to the promise of perfect?
What is the production status of My Life with the Walter Boys?
In ProductionWeekly Issue #1289, it has been reported that filming for My Life with the Walter Boys will begin on April 11th, 2022. Filming will last for four months before ending on August 12th, 2022 (another source says it’ll end on August 19th, 2022).
All filming dates are subject to change, and considering we’re still waiting on the cast to be announced, there’s a chance the filming dates could change.
Filming took place in Alberta, Canada, with filming locations including the city of Calgary plus the towns of Crossfield and Cochrane.
Who are the cast members of My Life with the Walter Boys?
As we predicted from early on, the cast for My Life with the Walter Boys would be extremely large, 12 of which will be taken up by the Walter siblings alone.
The first word we got of casting was back in March 2022, with an open casting call issued:
Calling all disabled actors: Please check out this casting call for a new Netflix series that is shooting soon! pic.twitter.com/vyBnkiRlVp
— TBTB (@TBTBTheater) March 10, 2022
Since then, we’ve got the full cast list for My Life with the Walter Boys.
Series regulars for the Netflix show include:
- Ashby Gentry as Alex
- Connor Stanhope as Danny
- Corey Fogelmanis as Nathan
- Jaylan Evans as Skylar Summerhill
- Johnny Link as Will
- Marc Blucas as George
- Nikki Rodriguez as Jackie
- Noah LaLonde as Cole
- Sarah Rafferty as Dr. Katherine Walter
- Zoe Soul as Haley Young
Recurring roles for the series include:
- Alisha Newton as Erin
- Alix West Lefler as Parker
- Ashley Holliday Tavares as Tara
- Dean Petriw as Jordan
- Ellie O’Brien as Grace
- Gabrielle Jacinto as Olivia
- Lennix James as Benny
- Moheb Jindran as Nikhil
- Mya Lowe as Kiley
The character of Jackie, who will be played by Nikki Rodriguez, has been described as a “true Manhattanite” and her background is from a well-to-do family from New York’s Upper West Side. Described as very bright and intelligent, Jackie is “preppy and groomed rather than fashion-forward” with a love for the theatre and ballet. With her life completely turned upside down by the death of her family, and moving to the opposite side of the continent, Jackie still has dreams of returning to New York and attending Princeton College.
When is the My Life with the Walter Boys Netflix release date?
Given production has wrapped, it’s safe to assume My Life with the Walter Boys will be debuting at some point in 2023.
According to an Instagram story by Alix West Lefler, the series will be released in the early Summer of 2023.
What is the episode count for My Life with the Walter Boys?
The first season of My Life with the Walter Boys will have a total of ten episodes. Each episode will have a runtime of approximately 50 minutes.
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