Netflix has a sizzling summer lined up for all you vampires who hate the sun, but also enjoy a little comedy in the shade. Today, they have announced the live-action family adventure Malibu Rescue starring Ricardo Hurtado and Breanna Yde. The show is swimming onto Netflix very soon. The lifeguard story kicks off with a movie on May 13th and is followed by a series on June 3rd. This comes from the director of Better Off Dead and One Crazy Summer, Savage Steve Holland along with Scott McAboy, Jed Elinoff and Scott Thomas as Executive Producers.
In the upcoming Malibu Rescue - The Movie, Ricardo Hurtado (School of Rock) will star as Tyler, a handsome know-it-all with a fierce competitive streak and Breanna Yde (School of Rock, The Haunted Hathaways) will 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. Kids and teens alike will root for these heroic and funny underdogs and parents will connect with the positive life lessons for their children. The movie is set to launch May 13th 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 8-episode series will launch June 3rd on Netflix.
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 the movie and series.
This latest announcement comes direct from Netflix streaming. They have provided a poster and a few photos. We're the trailer? Probably out in the surf being unattended. We're sure it will surface soon, so just hang tight.