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My Life with the Walter Boys

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My Life with the Walter Boys
GenreTeen drama
Based onMy Life with the Walter Boys
by Ali Novak
Developed byMelanie Halsall
Music byBrian H. Kim
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes10
Executive producers
  • Edward Glauser
  • Melanie Halsall
ProducerKeith Raskin
Production locationsAlberta, Canada
CinematographyWalt Lloyd
Production companies
Original release
ReleaseDecember 7, 2023 (2023-12-07) –
present (present)

My Life with the Walter Boys is an American teen drama television series that premiered on Netflix on December 7, 2023.[1][2] The coming-of-age drama is an adaptation of Ali Novak's 2014 novel of the same name, which was first published on Wattpad.[3] The series follows recently-orphaned Jackie Howard (Nikki Rodriguez), a teenage girl from Manhattan who relocates to rural Colorado after she is taken in by the Walters, a family of seven sons and one daughter.[4] The series was developed by Melanie Halsall. It stars Nikki Rodriguez, Noah LaLonde, Ashby Gentry and Alisha Newton.[5] In December 2023, the series was renewed for a second season.[6]

Cast and characters[edit]


  • Nikki Rodriguez as Jackie Howard, a 15-year-old who moves to Silver Falls, Colorado, after losing her family in a car accident in New York City. She struggles to adjust to her new environment as she tries to make new friends and heal from her pain
  • Noah LaLonde as Cole Walter, Danny's fraternal twin who used to be quarterback at Silver Falls High School but suffered from a career-ending injury
  • Ashby Gentry as Alex Walter, a bookish nerd
  • Johnny Link as Will Walter, a college graduate and engaged to be married to Hayley. He is focused on becoming a businessman and entrepreneur, bringing strain to his relationship with Hayley
  • Corey Fogelmanis as Nathan Walter, an openly gay boy who later gets diagnosed with epilepsy
  • Connor Stanhope as Danny Walter, Cole's fraternal twin who wants a career in acting
  • Zoë Soul as Hayley Young, Will's fiancée
  • Jaylan Evans as Skylar, a teen who is determined to become the valedictorian who becomes friends with Jackie and Nathan's love interest
  • Sarah Rafferty as Katherine Walter, a veterinarian, George's wife and Jackie's legal guardian. She was best friends with Jackie's mom and tries to help Jackie with her transition
  • Marc Blucas as George Walter, Katherine's husband and Jackie's legal guardian. He struggles with financial issues concerning their family land.


  • Alex Quijano as Richard, Jackie's maternal uncle
  • Myles Perez as Lee Garcia, the Walter siblings' cousin who lives with them
  • Isaac Arellanes as Isaac Garcia, Lee's brother who also lives with the Walters
  • Ashley Holliday as Tara, a guidance counselor at Silver Falls High School

Dean Petriw co-stars as Jordan Walter, while Lennix James co-stars as Benny Walter, the youngest Walter brother, and Alix West Lefler co-stars as Parker Walter. Alisha Newton co-stars as Erin, Cole's quasi-girlfriend, and Gabrielle Jacinto co-stars as Olivia, Erin's best friend. Mya Lowe co-stars as Kiley, Alex's best friend since kindergarten.


No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
1"Welcome to Colorado"Jerry CiccorittiMelanie HalsallDecember 7, 2023 (2023-12-07)
2"Live a Little"Jerry CiccorittiMelanie HalsallDecember 7, 2023 (2023-12-07)
3"The Cole Effect"Nimisha MukerjiJordan Ross SchindlerDecember 7, 2023 (2023-12-07)
4"Nineteen"Nimisha MukerjiJonathon RoesslerDecember 7, 2023 (2023-12-07)
5"Thanksgiving"Jerry CiccorittiTawnya Bhattacharya & Ali LaventholDecember 7, 2023 (2023-12-07)
6"Baggage"Jerry CiccorittiJesikah SuggsDecember 7, 2023 (2023-12-07)
7"Small Town Rumors"Winnifred JongKelsey BarryDecember 7, 2023 (2023-12-07)
8"Spinning Out"Winnifred JongTeleplay by : Jonathon Roessler & Jordan Ross Schindler
Story by : Grace Condon
December 7, 2023 (2023-12-07)
9"Revolutions"Jason PriestleyTawnya Bhattacharya & Ali LaventholDecember 7, 2023 (2023-12-07)
10"Happily Ever After"Jason PriestleyMelanie HalsallDecember 7, 2023 (2023-12-07)


Sony Pictures Television and iGeneration Studios are producing My Life with the Walter Boys, following iGeneration Studios' acquisition of Komixx Entertainment.[7] Ed Glauser, who was the executive producer for Netflix's The Kissing Booth film series, joined production alongside showrunner and executive producer Melanie Halsall.[8]

Filming for the series began in March 2022, in Alberta, Canada, and concluded by September 2022.[9][10][11]

Production for the series took place across Alberta, with filming locations in the city of Calgary, the town of Cochrane, and the town of Crossfield.[12][13][14][15] On December 19, 2023, Netflix renewed the series for a second season.[6]


My Life with the Walter Boys was released on December 7, 2023.[2]


The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reported a 40% approval rating with an average rating of 5.1/10, based on 10 critic reviews.[16] Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned a score of 50 out of 100 based on 6 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews".[17]


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  9. ^ "New Netflix series 'My Life With The Walter Boys' announces cast as filming starts in Calgary". Curiocity. April 21, 2022. Retrieved August 7, 2022.
  10. ^ "A new Netflix series starts filming in Alberta later this month | News". dailyhive.com. Retrieved August 7, 2022.
  11. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (April 20, 2022). "'My Life With the Walter Boys': Nikki Rodriguez Leads Cast, Sarah Rafferty & Marc Blucas Also Star In Netflix Series". Deadline. Retrieved August 7, 2022.
  12. ^ "Filming underway for 'My Life with the Walter Boys'". CochraneNow. Retrieved August 7, 2022.
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  15. ^ "Beyond Local: Crossfield teams up with Hollywood production studios for new Netflix series". MountainviewToday.ca. June 6, 2022. Retrieved August 7, 2022.
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  17. ^ "My Life with the Walter Boys: Season 1". Metacritic. Retrieved December 9, 2023.

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