Boy Swallows Universe on Netflix
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Boy Swallows Universe on Netflix lands #5 globally

Boy Swallows Universe on Netflix – The new Netflix Aussie TV drama Boy Swallows Universe,produced by Brouhaha Entertainment, Chapter One Pictures and Anonymous Content has taken 1980s Brisbane to the global charts. Since its release last Thursday, the limited series has gained 3.6M views and is currently #5 in the global Top 10 TV Show and #2 in Australia’s Top 10.  

The series, hailed as a “one-of-a-kind Australian period piece” (Luke Buckmaster, Guardian Australia), has hit the Weekly Top 10 in 47 countries including #8 in the UK and #10 in the USAFans are frothing, calling it “beautiful, brilliant and uplifting”, “a 10/10 Netflix show” and “compulsory viewing.” 

Boy Swallows Universe on Netflix

The all-star cast and crew talk about what it was like bringing to life one of Australia’s most beloved stories from author Trent Dalton in a new YouTube featurette and blog.

Boy Swallows Universe is the latest Australian story to feature in the Netflix Top 10 with Love Is In The Air recently landing at #2 in the global Top 10 and Surviving Summer Season 2 landing at #7. Other Australian productions recently featured in the Top 10 include hits Fisk, Run Rabbit Run, Wellmania, True Spirit, The Stranger and Heartbreak High


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

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

Executive Producers: Joel Edgerton, Troy Lum, Andrew Mason, Sophie Gardiner 

Key Cast: Simon Baker, Anthony LaPaglia, Travis Fimmel, Phoebe Tonkin, Felix Cameron, Bryan Brown, Lee Tiger Halley, Sophie Wilde, Christopher James Baker, HaiHa Le, Deborah Mailman, Ben O’Toole, Zachary Wan, Millie Donaldson, Eloise Rothfield

Production: Brouhaha Entertainment, Chapter One, Anonymous Content


An epic coming-of-age story set in 1980s Brisbane that blends the magic and innocence of youth with the brutal reality of the adult world. A lost father, a mute brother, a recovering addict mum, a heroin dealer for a stepfather, and a notorious criminal for a babysitter. Eli Bell is just trying to follow his heart and understand what it means to become a good man, but fate keeps throwing obstacles in his way. Adapted from Trent Dalton’s iconic Australian novel, Boy Swallows Universe explores the crossroads where a boy becomes a man, good toys with evil, and the everyday meets the extraordinary.

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