The CW has rounded out the solid for its unique made-for-TV film The Waltons’ Homecoming. Ben Lawson (Firefly Lane) stars as patriarch John Walton Sr., becoming a member of beforehand introduced Bellamy Young (Scandal) who stars as his spouse Olivia, Logan Shroyer (This is Us) as John Boy and Richard Thomas, who initially starred as John Boy Walton in The Waltons sequence, as “The Narrator.”
The Waltons’ Homecoming marks the fiftieth anniversary of The Homecoming: A Christmas Story tv film, which aired December 19, 1971, and launched the long-running sequence The Waltons, created by Earl Hamner.
The Waltons: Homecoming is ready within the 1933 Depression Era and informed via the eyes of John Boy, the 17-year-old eldest baby of John and Olivia Walton. His mom expects John Boy to assist her elevate his sisters and brothers, and his father expects him to comply with in his footsteps to assist help the household, however secretly, John Boy needs to be a author. Times are laborious sufficient in 1933, however to make issues worse, it the Waltons’ first Christmas with out John Sr. When Olivia receives a letter that John Sr. is planning to make it dwelling for Christmas in spite of everything, the household is thrilled and races to organize for his homecoming. But when a storm threatens his arrival on Christmas Eve, and John Sr. is nowhere to be discovered, Olivia sends John Boy out into the evening to search out his daddy – a journey that may change John Boy’s life perpetually.
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Lawson’s John Walton Sr. is 42 years previous, and as rugged as his horsehide flannel-lined jacket. He is Olivia’s (Bellamy Young) husband, and the daddy of their six kids. He married Olivia when he was 21, and far in opposition to her household’s needs, as a result of John will not be a lot of a training Christian. John has left the household farm to work at a mill in Charlottesville – however he’s considering lengthy and laborious about going again to the land, like his father. He heads dwelling on a bus to spend Christmas Eve along with his household, however it’s a tortuous journey, due to a winter storm and a bus crash.
Rounding out the solid are Marcelle Le Blanc (PEN 15) as Mary Ellen Walton; Christian Finlayson (Ozark) as Jason Walton; Tatum Matthews (The Artifice Girl) as Erin Walton; Samuel Goergen (Tyler Perry’s Young Dylan) as Jim Bob Walton; Callaway Corrick as Elizabeth Walton; Rebecca Koon (Sharp Objects) as Grandma Walton; Alpha Trivette (Tyler Perry’s Too Close To Home) as Grandpa Walton; Marilyn McCoo as Sister Harriet and Billy Davis Jr. as Brother William. McCoo and Davis are the unique stars and lead singers of the legendary group The fifth Dimension and not too long ago appeared on daytime drama Days of Our Lives.
The Waltons’ Homecoming is produced by Magnolia Hill Productions in affiliation with Warner Bros. Television, with government producer Sam Haskell and author/co-executive producer Jim Strain. Lev L. Spiro is the director.