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Netflix’s Australian Teen Drama ‘Surviving Summer’ Now Filming Season 2

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The international Netflix hit TV series Surviving Summer has commenced production of its second season today on the iconic beaches and stunning surf coast found along the Great Ocean Road in Wadawurrung Country in Victoria.

Created by Joanna Werner and Josh Mapleston and produced by Werner Film Productions for ZDF Studios and Netflix, the second season follows Summer Torres, when she returns to Shorehaven and stuns her Aussie mates with her newfound surf skills. As she pursues her surfing dream, she’ll contend with rollercoaster romances, a mysterious new coach… and a rival surfer determined to take her down. Surviving Summer season 2 will be directed again by Sian Davies, along with Christian Van Vuuren.

Season 2 sees the return of Sky Katz as the unstoppable 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, Playing For Keeps) as Elo, Annabel Wolfe (Black Snow) as Wren, and Josh MacQueen (Black Snow) as Baxter.

Minh Luu, Director of Content, ANZ: “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.”

Joanna Werner, Producer of Surviving Summer: “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 of Junior ZDF Studios: “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.”

Following its release in June 2022, the first season amassed over 20M hours viewed globally in its first two weeks and reached the top 10 shows in over 42 countries around the world on Netflix, including Australia, USA, Canada, UK, Brazil, and countries across Europe, Africa, and Asia. Fans engaged across social platforms with #survivingsummer racking up over 52.4M on TikTock

The series received production support from Vic Screen. Stream Surviving Summer Season One on Netflix.

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