Netflix Launches Teen Lifeguard Comedy ‘Malibu Rescue’ With Movie Followed By Series
Netflix has announced a new live-action comedy ‘Malibu Rescue‘, which follows a group of teen lifeguards. The show will launch with a movie in May followed by a full series in June 2019.
The movie kicks off with Ricardo Hurtado (‘School of Rock’) starring as Tyler, a handsome know-it-all with a fierce competitive streak and Breanna Yde (‘School of Rock’, ‘The Haunted Hathaways’) as Gina, a tough and self-assured athlete. It 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. Kids and teens alike will root for these heroic and funny underdogs and parents will connect with the positive life lessons for their children.
That will then be followed by a series, which sees 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 two leads are joined by 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’).
The comedy comes from Jed Elinoff and Scott Thomas (‘Raven’s Home’, R.L. Stine’s ‘The Haunting Hour’) who 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.
The ‘Malibu Rescue‘ movie premieres on Monday, 13th May 2019 with the 8-episode series launching Monday, 3rd June 2019 on Netflix UK and around the world.
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