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Surf’s up: Netflix and Zdfe co-order Werner Film Productions’ ‘Surviving Summer’

Surf’s up: Netflix and Zdfe co-order Werner Film Productions’ ‘Surviving Summer’

Netflix and Germany’s Zdfe have co-commissioned a 10-episode teen surfing drama from Werner Film Productions, set to get underway in Victoria later this month.

Titled Surviving Summer, the series has been created by Joanna Werner and Josh Mapleston.

Sky Katz (Raven’s Home) stars as the titular character of Summer, a fierce Brooklyn teen who is sent Down Under to live with family friends in a tiny coastal town on the Great Ocean Road.

Starring alongside are Brazilian rising star João Gabriel Marinho (Malhação), Kai Lewins, Savannah La Rain and in her first foray into acting, five-time Queensland Junior State Surf Champion Lilliana Bowrey.

Surviving Summer is Werner Film Productions first young adult drama since Dance Academy, which screened in 165 countries, after producing a range of adult dramas including upcoming series The Newsreader and Riot.

Werner, who will both produce and EP with Stuart Menzies, said: “Surviving Summer has been

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