End of “Surviving Summer” and what it means for season 2
Netflix has had a busy summer. The streamer has produced an incredible array of content since June, including Dakota Johnson’s Jane Austen romance, Persuasion, spider head with Miles Teller and Chris Hemsworth, and, more recently, the massive, action-packed film by the Russo Brothers The gray man with Chris Evans, Ryan Gosling and Ana de Armas.
Amid all the outbursts and romance of the Regency era, however, Survive the summer offers a 10-episode break from mega-movies with its surf culture and young adult stories.
[Warning: This article contains spoilers for Surviving Summer season 1.]
What happens at the end of Survive the summer season 1?
Survive the summer Season 1 follows Summer Torres, fresh from high school in New York and sent to Australia. She soon meets a cute surfer, Ari, and finds a home among the town’s young surfers.
While much of the season sees Summer and Ari at odds, Survive the summer season 1 ends with them finally acknowledging their feelings for each other. Shortly after, Summer’s mother arrives to take Summer back to New York.
The season ends with Ari and Summer saying goodbye with a kiss at the airport before heading back to their respective homes.
The final scenes of Survive the summer season 1 shows Ari back with her friends and heading to the beach while Summer is back in New York, heading to the local surf spot, Rockaway Beach.
As pointed out hitch“Although both characters returned to the places where their stories began, they were both changed by the experience of reuniting.”
For Ari, that means acknowledging her anxiety, and for Summer, realizing she needs to take responsibility for her actions.
Will there be a Survive the summer season 2?
So far, there’s no word from Netflix on Survive the summer season 2. The series was released on June 3rd, it is therefore a bit early to predict its renewability. However, What’s on Netflix gives the series a “50/50” chance of getting a season 2, as the show received average reviews and had a brief spot on Netflix’s coveted Top 10 charts.
As to what Survive the summer season 2 might cover, it’s likely the story would pick up where season 1 left off with a new reason for Summer to return to Australia. Alternatively, an interesting idea presented by What’s on Netflix thinks there could be a reversal in which Summer’s friends travel from Australia to see her in New York.
Survive the summer cast and where you’ve seen them before
The cast of Survive the summer is directed by Sky Katz, a former Disney Channel. Prior to her starring role in survive the summer, Katz played Tess O’Malley in two series: The Raven’s House with Raven-Symoné and Lying.
As Summer’s love interest Ari, Survive the summer Kai Lewins was last seen in Roar with Nicole Kidman. Lewins guest-starred as Todd in the series’ second episode, “The Woman Who Ate Photographs”.
As Survive the summer was filmed mostly on location in Australia and featured mostly native actors, many actors are busy making films locally before (hopefully) getting ready to shoot Survive the summer season 2.
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