'The Waltons' Reboot: See First Photo Of New Movie Cast
The Waltons reboot movie now has a first photo of the stars and a release date. The film premieres on The CW next month, and there's a preview of eight actors in character as the beloved family from classic TV. See the photo below!
We now know a whole lot more about The Waltons reboot film.
The Waltons: Homecoming revives the classic 1970s series in a TV movie coming to The CW on Nov. 28. The actors were announced a while back, but a first photo of the stars just came out this week.
The Waltons: Homecoming reboot movie: Cast picture
The photo, seen below via TV Insider, shows eight of the new actors in character as "John Sr." with "Olivia" and six of the "Walton" kids. (You can also click here to enlarge the photo.)
The Waltons: Homecoming is, in fact, a remake of the original movie that predated the actual Waltons series. It was called The Homecoming: A Christmas Story.
The original came out in 1971, and the new film is arriving in November to mark the 40th anniversary of the classic holiday story set in 1933.
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For fans of the classic show, "John-Boy" actor Richard Thomas is narrating the new film, which revisits the story of "John Sr." trying to make it home for Christmas during a nasty snowstorm.
Actor Ben Lawson plays the elder "Walton" (seen back row, far right in the photo), while Logan Shroyer (back row, second from right) plays "John-Boy," who must find his father out in the snow.
Meanwhile, Bellamy Young plays "Olivia" (back row, far left). Also seen in the photo as the "Walton" kids are: Marcelle Le Blanc as "Mary Ellen," Christian Finlayson as "Jason," Tatum Matthews as "Erin," Samuel Goergen as "Jim Bob," and Callaway Corrick as "Elizabeth."
Though not in the photo, the "Walton" grandparents will still appear in the film, as will "Sister Harriet" and "Brother William."
Watch for The Waltons: Homecoming on The CW on Nov. 28, and hopefully on streaming and digital services soon after.