First Look Images: William Joyce Book-Inspired ‘Lost Ollie’ Series
Netflix has shared first-look images of their upcoming four-part animation/live-action hybrid series Lost Ollie, part of the streamer’s expansive Family Summer 2022 slate. Inspired by the book “Ollie’s Odyssey” by prolific author, illustrator, and Oscar-winning filmmaker William Joyce (The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore), the limited series shares the adventure of a lost toy and his search for the boy that lost him. All four parts hit the streamer on August 24.
According to Netflix, the series is a heartwarming tale that reminds us of special souls that have been lost to us but have left a lasting impact on our lives. Lost Ollie searches for the boy who has lost him, but the boy’s story is of a loss beyond that of his best friend.
The cast includes Jonathan Groff; Mary J. Blige; Tim Blake Nelson; Gina Rodriguez, Jake Johnson; and Kesler Talbot. Shannon Tindle (Kubo and the Two Strings, Coraline) serves as creator, writer, and executive producer. The series was directed by Academy Award Winner Peter Ramsey (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse), who also serves as executive producer. Shawn Levy and Josh Barry executive produce for 21 Laps Entertainment along with Emily Morris as co-executive producer. Brandon Oldenburg and Lampton Enochs also executive produce.