Production has commenced on Season 2 of Netflix’s teen drama “Surviving Summer”.
It is being shot on the Surf Coast along the Great Ocean Road on Wadawurrung Country in Victoria.
The show was created by Joanna Werner and Josh Mapleston, and is produced by Werner Film Productions for ZDF Studios and Netflix.
Sky Katz is returning as Summer, Kai Lewins as Ari Gibson, João Gabriel Marinho as Marlon Sousa, Savannah La Rain as Bodhi Mercer and reigning Open Women’s Queensland Surf Champion Lilliana ‘Lil’ Bowrey as Poppy Tetanui.
Joining the cast this season is Olympia Valance (“Neighbours” and “Playing For Keeps”) as Elo, Annabel Wolfe (“Black Snow”) as Wren and Josh MacQueen (“Black Snow”) as Baxter.
Que Minh Luu, director of content for Netflix ANZ, said: “It’s so rewarding to see audiences around the world embrace Australian storytelling. We’re stoked to be back in the waters with Werner Productions to ride the next wave of this brilliant Aussie teen series.”
Werner added: “We were so thrilled with the response around the world to the first season of “Surviving Summer” on Netflix and couldn’t be more excited to be commencing shoot on the second season. Our fabulous cast have just finished their intensive surf training camp and are ready to go, along with some exciting new cast members. We have a brilliant crew assembled on the Surf Coast and the sun is shining here in Anglesea – here’s to a great shoot.”
Katharina Pietzsch, director junior at ZDF Studios, said: “After the tremendous worldwide success of the first season, we are excited to see “Surviving Summer” now going into its second season. We congratulate our long-standing partners Joanna Werner and Netflix on this fantastic series and cannot wait to make it available to young audiences around the globe.”
Season 1 was released in June 2022, and amassed over 20 million viewing hours globally within two weeks. It also reached the Top 10 shows in Netflix in over 40 counties, including Australia.
Netflix announced it had commissioned Season 2 late last year.
The series received production support from Vic Screen.