For years he led Vikings as Ragnar Lothbrok, sporting everything from a heavy tattoos and a long braid to a shaved head and scruffy beard in the role - but we’ve never seen him with a mullet before!
The Australian star appears with a “business in the front, party in the back” hairdo as Lyle Orlik, sporting a dangling earring and a few tattoos to match.
Meanwhile Phoebe Tonkin, who most Aussie women will remember as Cleo in the iconic H2O: Just Add Water, is looking beachy as ever with wavy blonde locks in the promo photos.
Who else has been cast in Netflix’s Boy Swallows Universe?
Travis Fimmel, Simon Baker and Phoebe Tonkin will lead the cast, with other stars like Bryan Brown, Anthony La Paglia and Sophie Wilde joining them as Slim Halliday, Tytus Broz and Caitlyn Spies respectively.
The rest of the supporting cast include the likes of Christopher James Baker as Ivan Kroll, HaiHa Le as Bich Dang, Deborah Mailman as Poppy Birkbeck, Ben O’Toole as Teddy, Zachary Wan as Darren Dang , and Millie Donaldson and Eloise Rothfield as Shelley Huffman at different ages.
To say this cast is packed with Australian star power is the understatement of the year.
What do we know about Netflix’s Boy Swallows Universe?
Boy Swallows Universe is a semi-autographical book by Trent Dalton and was an instant hit when it was released in 2018.
It was adapted into a successful stage show in Queensland in 2021 before Netflix picked it up for an eight-part series in early 2022.
If you haven't read it, the novel is set in Australia in 1983 and follows the tough life of 12-year-old Eli Bell.
He's got a mute brother, drug-dealing stepfather, incarcerated mother, lost father, and his greatest support is his babysitter, a notorious ex-con. He's just trying to make his way in a world that rarely seems to be on his side.
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