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Surviving Summer Returning for a Second Season


ZDF Studios and Werner Film Productions have been commissioned to produce a second season of the hit Australian live-action drama Surviving Summer for Netflix.

The second season, consisting of eight episodes, will continue to follow the adventures of a rebellious New York teen sent to live in a tiny seaside town on Victoria’s scenic South West Coast. Sky Katz returns to lead the cast as Summer alongside Joao Gabriel Marinho, Kai Lewins and Savannah La Rain.

Que Minh Luu, director of content for ANZ at Netflix, noted: “We’re absolutely stoked that Surviving Summer made waves both here at home and around the world and are proud to be bringing this brilliant Aussie teen series back to Netflix for a second season. Bringing the creative team at Werner Productions and our wonderful young cast back together again is a thrill, and we can’t wait to share the next chapter of this quintessentially Australian story with the world.”

Joanna Werner, producer of Surviving Summer, added: “The response from fans around the world was overwhelming as audiences fell in love with Summer, Ari, Marlon, Bodhi and Poppy and their adventures both in and out of the surf! We are thrilled to be bringing our amazing cast and crew back together for season two and can’t wait to be back filming all along the Great Ocean Road. Here’s hoping we get some epic surf!”

Katharina Pietzsch, Director Junior at ZDF Studios, added: “Our long-standing partnerships with both Joanna Werner and Netflix have resulted in this fantastic series, which rapidly became a huge success all over the world. The combination of engaging storylines, stunning locations and a superb young cast that includes top surfing talent attracted a young, social media-savvy audience which quickly expanded around the globe.”

A ZDF Studios and Werner Film Productions co-production, the drama series is also supported by Film Victoria and was developed with the assistance of Screen NSW.

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