Executive produced by Emmy-wining Bryan Cranston, Greg Mottola, James Degus, and Michael Glouberman, The Dangerous Book for Boys is a family show inspired by the book of the same name written by Conn and Hal Iggulden, that will resonate with children and adults of all ages.
The series follows the McKenna family, as they cope with the untimely passing of Patrick, their patriarch and a whimsical inventor who touched the lives of everyone who knew him. His death has left the family reeling, but hope appears in the form of a book called The Dangerous Book for Boys that Patrick created as a handbook to help his three sons. The book is a how-to guide for childhood that inspires fantasies for his youngest son, Wyatt (Gabriel Bateman, Lights Out). While in his fantasy world, Wyatt reconnects with his father and learns life skills that help him navigate the real world. The series also stars Erinn Hayes as Beth, the matriarch of the family who is trying to raise her boys as a single parent.
The book, on which the series is based, is a guide on how to navigate childhood, offering boys advice on a wide variety of topics including fishing, building a tree house, histories of famous battles, and other childhood touchstones. Cranston and Mottola created the series inspired by the British best-selling novel of the same name.