The Healing Powers of Dude
|The Healing Powers of Dude|
|Created by||Erica Spates & Sam Littenberg-Weisberg|
|Music by||Michael Kramer|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||8 (list of episodes)|
|Production location(s)||Vancouver, British Columbia|
|Running time||23–28 minutes|
|Original release||January 13, 2020 –|
The Healing Powers of Dude follows Noah Ferris, "an 11-year-old boy with social anxiety disorder" who gets an emotional support dog to help him manage his disorder.
Cast and characters
- Jace Chapman as Noah Ferris, an 11-year-old boy who struggles with social anxiety disorder is going to a public school for the first time with his emotional support dog named Dude after being homeschooled previously
- Larisa Oleynik as Karen Ferris, Noah's mother, who works as a lawyer
- Mauricio Lara as Simon, Noah's extroverted friend with an alter ego he calls “Turbo”
- Sophie Kim as Amara, Noah's intelligent, disabled friend
- Laurel Emory as Embry Ferris, Noah's younger sister who has a knack for fashion
- Steve Zahn as the voice of Dude, Noah's emotional support dog
- Tom Everett Scott as Marvin Ferris, Noah and Embry's father and Karen's husband, who was an artist before he began homeschooling Noah and is starting to pursue art again
- Peter Benson as Principal Myers, the principal of Roosevelt Middle School
- Raylene Harewood as Ms. Fleckberg, Noah, Simon, and Amara's English teacher at Roosevelt Middle School
- Gabrielle Quinn as Valerie, Noah's crush who shares his love of music
- Ethan Farrell as Dale, one of Noah and Simon's two twin bullies
- Vanessa Przada as Destiny, Noah and Simon's more aggressive bully
- Katy Colloton as the voice of Ms. Grumpy Pants, a neighbor's poodle
On June 20, 2019, it was announced that Netflix had given the production a series order for a first season consisting of eight episodes. The Healing Powers of Dude was created by Erica Spates and Sam Littenberg-Weisberg who were also expected to executive produce alongside Richie Keen and Dan Lubetkin. The series was released on January 13, 2020.
Alongside the initial series announcement, it was reported that Tom Everett Scott, Larisa Oleynik, Laurel Emory, Mauricio Lara, Sophie Jaewon Kim, Dude the Dog, Jace Chapman had been cast in starring roles.
|No.||Title||Directed by||Written by||Original release date|
|1||"Second Step: Homeroom"||Richie Keen||Erica Spates & Sam Littenberg-Weisberg||January 13, 2020|
|2||"Getting to Know You"||Richie Keen||Erica Spates & Sam Littenberg-Weisberg||January 13, 2020|
|3||"Game On"||Yulin Kuang||Rick Singer||January 13, 2020|
|4||"Lord of the Bus"||Yulin Kuang||Angeli Millan||January 13, 2020|
|5||"Middle School Musical"||Steven Tsuchida||Joy Regullano||January 13, 2020|
|6||"Buried Treasure"||Richie Keen||Conor Hanney||January 13, 2020|
|7||"House Party of Horrors"||Richie Keen||Rick Singer||January 13, 2020|
|8||"I'll Be Right Here"||John Fortenberry||Erica Spates & Sam Littenberg-Weisberg||January 13, 2020|
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- Bell, Breanna (December 11, 2019). "TV News Roundup: Ilana Glazer's First Stand Up Special Gets Premiere Date at Amazon". Variety. Retrieved December 13, 2019.
- "The Healing Powers of Dude". Netflix Media Center. Retrieved December 13, 2019.
- Porter, Rick (June 20, 2019). "Talking-Dog Family Comedy Ordered to Series at Netflix". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved June 20, 2019.
- "DGC BC Production List" (PDF). Directors Guild of Canada. August 2, 2019. Archived (PDF) from the original on August 3, 2019. Retrieved August 3, 2019.
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