Richard Thomas Will Play a Big Part in the CW’s Remake of the Show’s Classic Christmas Special
The Waltons are returning to television after nearly 25 years. The Waltons’ Homecoming will premiere on the CW in 2021. The Homecoming: A Christmas Story, a 1971 film that inspired the iconic television series The Waltons, is being commemorated with a made-for-TV film. The show lasted nine seasons and generated multiple sequels, the most recent of which was released in 1997.
In ‘The Waltons’ Homecoming,’ Richard Thomas will play a pivotal part.
In both The Homecoming and the succeeding series and TV movies, Richard Thomas portrayed John-Boy Walton. John-Boy Walton, the oldest of John and Olivia Walton’s children, is an ambitious writer who goes on to work as a journalist and novelist. The narrator of the show was an older version of the character spoken by Earl Hamner, who based the show on his own boyhood in rural Virginia.
Thomas will take over as the narrator in the CW’s revival of The Waltons. John-Boy will be played by Logan Shroyer, who plays young Kevin on This Is Us.
Bellamy Young and Ben Lawson are among the cast members of ‘The Waltons’ Homecoming.
Bellamy Young, who plays Olivia Walton’s mother, joins Thomas and Shroyer in The Waltons’ Homecoming cast. According to Deadline, Ben Lawson of Firefly Lane will play John Walton Sr.
Mary Ellen Walton is played by Macelle LeBlanc, Jason Walton is played by Christian Finlayson, Erin Walton is played by Tatum Matthews, Jim Bob Walton is played by Samuel Goergen, Elizabeth Walton is played by Callaway Corrick, Grandma Walton is played by Rebecca Coon, and Grandpa Walton is played by Alpha Trivette. Sister Harriet will be played by Marilyn McCoo, and Brother William will be played by Billy Davis Jr.
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