Netflix has announced a new family comedy film and series based around a team of young lifeguards on Malibu Beach. The film, “Malibu Rescue”, stars Ricardo Hurtado (“School of Rock”) 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. The live-action comedy, which arrives on Netflix on May 13th, 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.
Shortly after the movie’s release will be “Malibu Rescue: The Series” which 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.
Both the film and series have been written by Jed Elinoff and Scott Thomas (“Raven’s Home”, “R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour”) and other cast includes 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”). Expect a trailer for both the film and the series in the coming weeks.