Netflix has announced the cast for its upcoming live-action/animated hybrid adventure series Lost Ollie. The four-episode limited series will star Jake Johnson, Tim Blake Nelson, Kesler Talbot, Jonathan Grof, Mary J. Blige,and Gina Rodriguez.

Jonathan Groff Mary J. Blige Tim Blake Nelson Gina Rodriguez Jake Johnson Kesler Talbot

Inspired by the book “Ollie’s Oddyssey” by William Joyce, The series will follow,

“a lost toy on an epic adventure, searching across the country for the boy who lost him, and the story of the boy who lost more than a best friend.”

Groff will voice Ollie,

“a handmade toy rabbit stitched together from odds and ends. Ollie has a pure spirit with a heart of gold and never ruins a chance to make friends. He’s been best friends with Billy (Talbot) since forever, until one day he ends up in a resale shop with no way home. Though he’s often afraid of the unknown, Ollie puts on a brave face and sets off to find Billy, meeting other toys to help him along the way.”

Blige will voice Rosy,

“a raggedy teddy bear stitched together from other toys. Rosy is a fearless warrior who is deeply passionate with inspiring confidence. While unsure of Ollie at first, she becomes an important ally as she joins them on their journey.”

Johnson will play Daddy,

“Billy’s father James is overworked and stressed, doing his best to take care of Billy and his wife, Sharon (Rodriguez). Sometimes that stress leads to being short with Billy, but he’s doing all he can to make a good life for his son.”

Rodriguez will play Momma,

“Billy’s mother Sharon is a loving woman who inspires creativity and imagination in her son. She makes sure to cherish their time together, teaching Billy all the things he’ll need to know to find happiness in the future.”

Nelson will voice Zozo,

“a clown doll who is an old toy and an even older soul. Zozo is a true gentleman with a good sense of humor, and after meeting Ollie and hearing his story, he agrees to help Ollie on his journey.”

Talbot will play Billy,

“a young boy with a mind bursting with creativity. He shares a magical bond with his toy Ollie, a homemade rabbit made by his beloved mother, who joins him on all of his adventures. When Ollie gets lost, Billy embarks on a mission to find him.”

Shannon Tindle is series creator and executive producer. Peter Ramsey is set to direct and Industrial Light & Magic is creating the CGI characters. Shawn Levy and Josh Barry will executive produce for 21 Laps Entertainment along with Brandon Oldenburg, CCO of Flight School Studio, and Lampton Enochs.

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