His fans The Waltons I met a new incarnation of the family in the CW. The network TV movie, The return of Waltons’ Homecoming, presented the cast of 2021. Hopefully this will not be the last we see from these Waltons. Executive producer Sam Haskell said both he and the network hoped to make more Waltons TV movies.
Haskell was on a Zoom panel with the cast The return of Waltons’ Homecoming on November 10, including Bellamy Young, Ben Lawson, Logan Shroyer, Marcelle LeBlanc and Richard Thomas. Haskell discussed plans to continue telling stories to the Waltons with this new cast.
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When the CW announced The return of Waltons’ Homecoming, was a big deal. It was not just a revival of the classic TV series, but the first TV movie the network would produce. Haskell said CW CEO Mark Pedowitz had already indicated they could do more.
“Well, let me put it this way,” Haskell said. “Mark Pedowitz himself said when he announced this in his first appearance that there was no other shooting, you know? When investing in something, there is always a chance that it will go further. And I’m open to series, I’m open to extra movies. “I have a few options and we have some actors who are very popular and working on a lot of different things, so we have to approach their programs if we can succeed.”
“The Waltons’ Homecoming” is the beginning of a new dream
Haskell started producing much later The Waltons went up in the air. Throughout his career, bringing back The Waltons was his dream. It is not going to stop with a movie.
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I believe in it a lot. It was my favorite show as a kid and throughout high school and college. I stayed with him all the time. And to have this opportunity not only to be at the helm of this Waltons, this new Walton ship, but to have people like Richard and Bellamy and Logan and Marcelle and Ben and all the wonderful crew and writers us, is just a dream come true for me. I am very blessed in the works we have done. But this is something I want more than anything else. And I want people to see it and I want people to touch it. I want people to love these characters again and remember why they liked them the first time.
Sam Haskell, The return of Waltons’ Homecoming Press conference, 10/11/21
Haskell also believes in good luck.
“That’s why having Richard Thomas with us, whatever happens, we will succeed,” Haskell said. “And I thank him for being so open to being a part of it.”
They will work around the cast
Shroyer has one more season This is who we are and Lawson is open Firefly Lane. Haskell is confident he can make schedules work when it’s time to do something else Waltons film.
“I never accepted the no for an answer and I never give up,” Haskell said. “Everyone on this screen who knows me knows I never give up.”
Haskell told his cast The return of Waltons’ Homecoming were all his first choices to bring the family back to life.
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“I knew from the moment I cleared the rights who I wanted to play these roles,” Haskell said. “Bellamy and Logan and Ben were my number one choices, we did not offer the role to anyone else. I had people say, ‘Well, you don’t want to test people? “Don’t you want to do that?” No, I know this is Bellamy. Bellamy will take it out of the park. “
Young and Lawson worked on Haskell’s production Dolly Parton’s heart strings. Shroyer and LeBlanc were new to him.
“Logan, my wife and my family and I had become his complete admirers. This is who we are“, Said Haskell. “And when I thought of John Boy, I thought he was Logan Shroyer, I do not want anyone else. “But, but, but…” No, I do not want anyone else. I want three great people. The first time I saw Marcel’s tape, I said, “We don’t need to look at anyone else. That’s the one. ‘”
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