“Surviving Summer” will be back for Season 2 on Netflix.
Season 1 was released in June this year and achieved over 20 million viewing hours in its first week of release, and made it into the Top 10 shows in over 40 countries around the world including Australia, the U.S., the U.K. and Brazil.
Season two will be produced by Werner Film Productions and ZDF Studios, with key cast including Sky Katz, Kai Lewins, João Gabriel Marinho, Savannah La Rain and reigning Open Women’s Queensland Surf Champion Lilliana ‘Lil’ Bowrey returning.
Que Minh Luu, director of content for Netflix ANZ, said it was a thrill to be back for round two.
“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,” she said.
Joanna Werner, producer, 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 2 and can’t wait to be back filming all along the Great Ocean Road. Here’s hoping we get some epic surf.”
Katharina Pietzch, director junior at ZDF Studios, said she can’t wait for the global success story to continue.
“We have been partnering with both Werner Film Productions and Netflix on several exciting and very popular projects over many years. Therefore, we are thrilled to have brought the partners together and to again be on board for the second season of “Surviving Summer” as both co-producer and worldwide distributor. It is exciting to see that the series has found so many fans around the world in such a short time,” she said.