"That sound you hear is my heart exploding," Dalton said in a statement of the adaptation. "Internal fireworks popping and flashing in pinks and purples and golds.
"Let me scrape my jaw from the floor and whisper those words again and make sure this dream is true: BOY SWALLOWS UNIVERSE IS BEING ADAPTED FOR THE SCREEN FOR NETFLIX. I truly can’t wait for you all to step inside Boy Swallows Universe, coming soon to Netflix!"
What is Boy Swallows Universe about?
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.
Who is starring in Boy Swallows Universe?
Felix Cameron is set to star in the show as Eli Bell and Sophie Wilde has been cast as Caitlyn Spies.
The cast also includes Lee Halley, Travis Fimmel, Eloise Rothfield, Phoebe Tonkin and Zachary Wan.
When will Boy Swallows Universe Be Released?
Boy Swallows Universe is coming to Netflix on January 11, 2024.
Boy Swallows Universe Trailer
The first trailer for the show has just dropped! You can watch it below.