Netflix has announced that the live-action comedy Malibu Rescue, starring Ricardo Hurtado and Breanna Yde, will kick off with a movie on May 13th and will then launch as an eight-episode series on June 3rd.
In the upcoming movie Malibu Rescue, 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.
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.
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.