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ONE OF THE MOST POIGNANT AND MEMORABLE
TELEVISION FAMILIES RETURNS WITH
THE WALTONS’ HOMECOMING
AVAILABLE ON DIGITAL AND DVD DECEMBER 14, 2021
All-New Television Movie Premieres November 28 on The CW
This holiday season, celebrate one of television’s most beloved family dramas with Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s release of The Waltons’ Homecoming, available on Digital and DVD December 14, 2021. The feature-length film commemorating the original holiday film that launched the long-running series The Waltons stars Logan Shroyer (This Is Us) as John Boy Walton, Bellamy Young (Scandal, Prodigal Son) as Olivia Walton, Ben Lawson (Firefly Lane) as John Walton Sr., and Richard Thomas (The Americans, The Waltons) reprises his role as the adult John Boy and narrator. Fans can own the film on Digital and DVD following its broadcast premiere on The CW November 28. The Waltons’ Homecoming retails for $9.99 SRP on Digital and $19.98 SRP ($24.98 SRP Canada) for the DVD.
The Waltons’ Homecoming is set in the 1933 Depression Era and is told through the eyes of John Boy, the 17-year-old eldest child of John and Olivia Walton. His mother expects John Boy to help her raise his sisters and brothers, and his father expects him to follow in his footsteps to help support the family but secretly, John Boy wants to be a writer. Times are hard enough in 1933, but to make matters worse, it looked to be the Waltons’ first Christmas without John Sr. When Olivia receives a letter that John Sr. is planning to make it home for Christmas after all, the family is thrilled and races to prepare for his homecoming. But when a storm threatens his arrival on Christmas Eve and John Sr. is nowhere to be found, Olivia sends John Boy out into the night to find his daddy – a journey that will change John Boy’s life forever.
The Waltons’ Homecoming also stars Marcelle LeBlanc as Mary Ellen Walton, Christian Finlayson (The Gifted) as Jason Walton, Tatum Sue Matthews as Erin Walton, Samuel Goergen as Jim Bob Walton, Callaway Corrick as Elizabeth Walton, Alpha Trivette as Grandpa Walton, Rebecca Koon (The Walking Dead) as Grandma Walton, Jacinte Blankenship (Just Mercy) as Rose Dooly, Arianna Rosario (West Side Story) as Maggie Sikes, with special appearance by legendary musicians and singers Marilyn McCoo as Sister Harriet and Billy Davis, Jr. as Brother William. The Waltons’ Homecoming is produced by Magnolia Hill Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. Emmy® winner Sam Haskell (Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Square, Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings, Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors) is executive producer. Jim Strain and Hudson Hickman are co-executive producers. Billy Levin serves as producer, and Bobby Kelly is a co-producer. The original score is from Grammy® winner Tena Clark. The Waltons’ Homecoming is based on the novel by Earl Hamner, with a teleplay by Earl Hamner and Jim Strain. Lev L. Spiro is the director.
The Waltons’ Homecoming will be available to own on Digital on December 14, 2021. Digital purchase allows consumers to instantly stream and download to watch anywhere and anytime on their favorite devices. Digital movies and TV shows are available from various digital retailers including Amazon Video, iTunes, Google Play, Vudu and others.