Bryan cranston and Super bad director Greg Mottola took a popular British guidebook and turned it into a heartwarming tale of a family facing grief through the power of the imagination.
The McKenna family faces the sudden passing of Patrick (Chris Diamantopoulos, Revolt of the good girls), an eccentric inventor who leaves behind a strange guidebook for his sons, filled with advice on spaceships and tree forts, as well as stories of historical battles past. He sparks inspiration in his youngest son Wyatt (Gabriel Bateman), who suddenly finds himself communicating with his father through elaborate and fanciful fantasies.
The series also features Erinn Hayes, Drew Logan Powell, Kyan Zielinski, Dashand Liam, and Swoosie Kurtz.
The bestseller Dangerous book for boys was written by Conn and Hal Iggulden as a manual for British boys on everything from fishing to building a watch. In 2007, Scott Rudin’s production company tried to adapt it to the cinema, but the project never saw the light of day. It wasn’t until 2014 that an adaptation saw the light of day again, when Cranston began developing the book as a series, according to Variety.
Cranston co-created The Dangerous Book for Boys and co-wrote the first two episodes with Mottola. Mottola will direct the series while Malcolm in the middle ‘s Michel glouberman serves as a showrunner.
Here is the official synopsis of The Dangerous Book for Boys:
Based on the bestselling book, The Dangerous Book for Boys is the heartwarming story of a family that overcomes loss with the help of a book filled with life lessons passed down from a father to his three boys. The book inspires fantasies of adventure in the youngest son, Wyatt, who teaches him how to bring his family together and move forward.
All six episodes will be available on Amazon Prime from March 30, 2018.