The Last Kids On Earth Book 3 is now out on Netflix and last week I got to chat with Nick Wolfhard, Scott Peterson, and Max Brallier about it!
My daughters are huge fans of the Netflix series The Last Kids On Earth, and have been for a while now. They collect all of the Last Kids On Earth toys, and have watched every episode at least five times. So when I got the opportunity to chat with some people that involved in the show, I knew I had to let them join in!
We were lucky enough to talk to Nick Wolfhard, who voices Jack Sullivan, Showrunner and Executive Producer Scott Peterson, and the best selling Author and Executive Producer Max Brallier! To say the girls were over the moon excited is an understatement! I had to let them take the reigns on these interviews so that I could earn some serious cool mom points. They even came up with all of their own questions!
You can watch the full interviews below, and also read about our favorite parts of them! Enjoy, and don’t forget to watch The Last Kids On Earth Book 3, now on Netflix!
Nick Wolfhard (Voice of Jack Sullivan)
I feel like I need to start this off my saying that Nick Wolfhard is one of the nicest people I have ever had the pleasure of interviewing. He was so sweet and attentive to the girls, it really made their day! We talked about all sorts of things, so be sure to watch the full interview above.
One of my favorites though was that Nick actually auditioned for both Dirk and Jack! Of course, he is absolutely perfect as the voice of Jack, I can’t even imagine him as Dirk, can you? That’s not all though, Nick also voiced one of the monsters in the show!
Showrunner & Executive Producer Scott Peterson
I love the behind the scenes stuff so I was super excited to talk to The Last Kids On Earth Showrunner and Executive Producer, Scott Peterson. The girls had some fun questions for him as well, so make sure you watch our full interview above.
He told us about casting the show and how simply amazing everyone is. Of course I had to bring up Mark Hamill and Scott told us that as soon as Mark came to record, he started telling Star Wars stories! To have been in that room… how amazing it must have been.
Best Selling Author & Executive Producer Max Brallier
Since this series is based on a best selling series of books, I was so excited that we were able to chat with author, Max Brallier. Be sure to watch the video for all the dirt on The Last Kids On Earth! I do feel like I learned a lot about the series, and can now appreciate it even more (which almost feels impossible because we love it so much already).
Max told us that while all of the characters are not based off real life people, some of them are! Rover is based on his dog that he had growing up because he wished he could ride on it. I mean honestly, I feel the same way Max! He also said if he could make any of the monsters real it would be Rover, which my daughters and I totally agree with. The character of Jack is somewhat based on him, and Jack and Quint’s relationship is based on his friendships from high school.
Guess what! Max even voices a zombie in the first The Last Kids On Earth special — but you have to listen really closely because he wasn’t very good and they stuck it in the background. I loved talking with Max because it was obvious how genuine he is. Such a great guy!
What does he want his audience to take away from The Last Kids On Earth? Well, he just wants them to enjoy the adventure! And for the books and show to be there for them when they are having a bad day. LOVE THAT.
About The Last Kids On Earth
Based on the New York Times bestselling book series, The Last Kids on Earth follows 13-year-old Jack Sullivan and a band of suburban middle schoolers who live in a decked-out tree house, play video games, gorge themselves on candy, and battle zombies in the aftermath of the monster apocalypse. It’s a hilarious adventure filled with wisecracking kids, crazy gadgets, a lifetime supply of zombies and giant-sized monsters.