Netflix is heading to Malibu this summer for a new comedy movie and a spin-off series.
Malibu Rescue will see Ricardo Hurtado (School of Rock) star as Tyler, a handsome know-it-all with a fierce competitive streak and Breanna Yde (School of Rock, The Haunted Hathaways) co-star as Gina, a tough and self-assured athlete. The live-action comedy follows a ragtag group of aspiring junior lifeguards from The Valley as they compete against the snobby local kids for bragging rights and the ultimate tower at Malibu beach.
The movie is set to launch on 13th May on Netflix. Following the movie, Malibu Rescue: The Series will follow the high spirited and scrappy group of novice junior lifeguards after they have staked their claim on Malibu Beach and the wild adventures that fill their days in the sun. The eight-episode series will launch on 3rd June.
Jed Elinoff and Scott Thomas (Raven’s Home, R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour) will serve as writers and executive producers on the movie and series. Scott McAboy (Rufus 2, Legends of the Hidden Temple) will also serve as executive producer alongside Savage Steve Holland (Rufus 2, Big Time Rush, School of Rock) who will executive produce and direct.
Alkoya Brunson (Almost Christmas, The Birth of a Nation), Abby Donnelly (Just Add Magic), Jackie R. Jacobson (A Horse Story), JT Neal (The Terror of Hallow’s Eve) Bryana Salaz (Netflix’s Team Kaylie) and Jeremy Howard (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) will also join the cast of both.