Apple TV+ has announced a series order for Surfside Girls, a new 10-episode live action kids and family series from May Chan (An American Girl Story: Ivy & Julie 1976, Avatar: The Last Airbender), and based on the best-selling Top Shelf Productions (IDW Publishing) graphic novel series of the same name by author Kim Dwinell.
Surfside Girls is an adventure series starring Miya Cech and YaYa Gosselin as Jade and Sam, two best friends who jump in to save their town. Sam and Jade are excited to spend their summer riding the waves and catching the rays. That is until they meet a ghost. The girls dive head-first into a mystery about a pirate ship and the cursed treasure that allegedly lies beneath Surfside’s beloved Danger Point bluff.
Produced for Apple TV+ by Endeavor Content and IDW Entertainment, Surfside Girls will be written and executive produced by Chan, who also serves as showrunner. Paul Stupin (Switched at Birth, Dawson’s Creek) serves as executive producer. Alex Diaz and Julie Sagalowsky Diaz (The Shannara Chronicles, What’s Up Warthogs!) serve as writers and executive producers. America Young (Roswell, New Mexico, Legacies) will direct and executive produce the first two episodes. Lydia Antonini (Locke & Key, Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn, October Faction) will also serve as executive producer on the series. Paul Davidson and Jeff Brustrom will serve as executive producers on behalf of IDW.