On Wednesday, November 20, The CW will air the world premiere of the brand-new original made-for-television movie titled “A Waltons Thanksgiving.”
The movie is a follow-up to the successful special that the network aired, titled “The Waltons’ Homecoming,” which was the second most-watched special that the network aired during the 2021-22 season. The Walton family gets together once more in the most recent film as they get ready for Thanksgiving in 1934. Everyone has been impacted by the Great Depression, but John Walton (Teddy Sears), the head of the Walton family, has managed to find a way to provide for his family through the farm and by picking up odd jobs from the peculiar Baldwin Sisters. It is also the time of year when the Annual Harvest Festival Fair is held. This is the time of year when the Waltons focus most of their attention on the carnival rides, talent shows, and pie contests. As the events of the story unfold, John Boy, played by Logan Shroyer, gains a deeper understanding of what it means to truly accept responsibility. Olivia (Bellamy Young) opens her healing heart to every other member of the Walton family at a time when each of them needs it the most. Mary Ellen (Marcelle LeBlanc) learns the importance of patience and working together, while Grandma (Rebecca Koon) discovers that winning can be complicated. And the moment a young boy enters the world of the Waltons, the lives of everyone around him are altered in ways that they could never have imagined, and they are permanently changed by love, faith, and kindness.
In “A Waltons Thanksgiving”, Bellamy Young plays the role of Olivia, Teddy Sears plays John Sr., Logan Shroyer plays John Boy, Marcelle LeBlanc plays Mary Ellen, Christian Finlayson plays Jason, Tatum Matthews plays Erin, Samuel Goergen plays Jim Bob, Calloway Corrick plays Elizabeth, Alpha Trivette plays Grandpa Walton, Rebecca Koon plays Grandma Walton, and special guest stars Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. also appear.
The film is narrated by Richard Thomas, who is best known for playing the adult version of John Boy Walton on the television series The Waltons. Magnolia Hill Productions and Warner Bros. Television are responsible for its production. Magnolia Hill Productions’ executive producer Sam Haskell, writer/co-executive producer Jim Strain, co-executive producer Hudson Hickman, producer Billy Levin, and producer Bobby Kelly are all involved in the show’s production.
Tena Clark is in charge of the score, and Joe Lazarov is the director and co-executive producer of the project. Earl Hamner is responsible for the creation of the original series of The Waltons.