Boy Swallows Universe: trailer and premiere date

The Australian coming-of-age story will be coming to the streamer in early 2024.

Netflix has released its official trailer for its forthcoming Australian limited series Boy Swallows Universe, and has confirmed the show’s premiere date as 11 January.

The story, based on Trent Dalton’s novel of the same name is set in 1980s Brisbane and, says Netflix, ‘blends the magic and innocence of youth with the brutal reality of the adult world’. 

Key cast and crew details are below:

Directors: Bharat Nalluri (Shantaram, Little America), Jocelyn Moorhouse (The Dressmaker, Stateless), Kim Mordaunt.

Writer: John Collee (Hotel Mumbai, Master and Commander)

Executive Producers: Joel Edgerton, Troy Lum, Andrew Mason, Sophie Gardiner, Kerry Kohanski-Roberts.

Key Cast: Simon Baker (Robert Bell), Felix Cameron (Young Eli Bell), Zac Burgess (Older Eli Bell), Lee Tiger Halley (Gus Bell), Travis Frimmel (Lyle Orlik), Phoebe Tonkin (Frankie Bell)

Production: Brouhaha Entertainment, Chapter One, Anonymous Content

Paul Dalgarno is author of the novels A Country of Eternal Light (2023) and Poly (2020); the memoir And You May Find Yourself (2015); and the creative non-fiction book Prudish Nation (2023). He was formerly Deputy Editor of The Conversation and joined ScreenHub as Managing Editor in 2022. X: @pauldalgarno. Insta: @dalgarnowrites