We here at Arielle Kebbel Source, your longest source for Arielle since 2008, would like to wish Ms. Kebbel a happy and healthy 39th? birthday. Wait, how is she 39 when she looks like she’s still in her 20’s? I can’t believe I’ve had this site on her since 2011 but we can’t wait for her two upcoming projects Site and Rescue: High Surf which should debut this year!
Fox has found its main cast for the upcoming drama series “Rescue: Hi Surf,” Variety has learned.
The show was originally greenlit at Fox in April 2023. The series regulars will include: Robbie Magasiva (“Wentworth,” “Bad Behaviour”), Arielle Kebbel (“The Vampire Diaries,” “John Tucker Must Die”), Adam Demos (“Sex / Life,” “UnReal”), Kekoa Kekumano (“The White Lotus,” “Aquaman”), Alex Aiono (“Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin,” “Doogie Kameāloha M.D”), and Zoe Cipres (“Roswell, New Mexico,” “Long Pork”). In addition, Sea Shimooka (“3 Body Problem,” “Arrow”) will appear in a recurring role.
Full character descriptions can be found below.
The official description of the series states that it will follow “the personal and professional lives of the heavy-water lifeguards who patrol and protect the North Shore of O’ahu—the most famous and dangerous stretch of coastline in the world. Each episode will feature these dedicated, heroic, and adrenaline-seeking first-responders saving lives in the difficult and often life-threatening conditions of Hawaii’s Seven Mile Miracle.”
Matt Kester wrote the pilot and serves as executive producer and showrunner. John Wells executive produces via John Wells Productions and will direct the first two episodes. Erin Jontow of John Wells Productions and Daniele Nathanson also executive produce. The series is co-produced by Warner Bros. Television and Fox Entertainment. Wells is currently under an overall deal at WBTV.
Magasiva is repped by Impression Entertainment and Sue Barnett & Associates. Kebbel is repped by Independent Artist Group, Untitled Entertainment, Vision PR, and Hanson Jacobson. Demos is repped by Untitled Entertainment, Independent Artist Group, and Sophie Jermyn Management in Australia. Kekumano is repped by Luber Roklin Entertainment & Bliss Models and Talent. Aiono is repped by UTA , Luber Roklin Entertainment and Myman Greenspan. Cipres is repped by Brave Artists Management. Shimooka is repped by Buchwald and Anonymous Content.
Kester and Wells previously had a pilot order at Max for a drama titled “Ke Nui Road,” which was also about lifeguards in Oahu and also starred Magasiva and Kekumano. That project ultimately did not go forward at the streamer.
Fox ordered “Rescue: Hi Surf” not long before it was announced that its hit drama series “9-1-1” would be moving to ABC for its seventh season, while the sister series “9-1-1: Lone Star” was renewed for a fifth season that will debut on Fox in fall 2024.
Robbie Magasiva as HARLAN “SONNY” JENNINGS — SONNY JENNINGS is a surfer, waterman, and North Shore lifeguard captain with deep ties to his community and an iron clad commitment to his team of heavy water first responders. A charismatic leader who inspires courage and loyalty, SONNY’S grief over his nephew’s death threatens to cost him the job and team he loves.
Arielle Kebbel as Emily “EM” WRIGHT — In a lifeguard force that is 90% male, EM WRIGHT is still the best. A true maverick, EM is the first female lieutenant in Ocean Safety history, an accomplished surfer and record setting paddler who has her sights set on the captain’s job, a position currently held by Sonny, her struggling mentor and friend.
Adam Demos as WILL READY — An Aussie surfer and certified lifesaver since his nipper days at the local board riders club, WILL came to the North Shore to challenge himself and stayed. Good-natured and loyal, WILL’s blue-collar work ethic and incomparable fitness means he’s game to tackle any situation the ocean throws at him.
Kekoa Kekumano as LAKA HANOHANO—Confident, competent, and hilarious, LAKA is an uber-fit Native Hawaiian lifeguard from Honolulu who patrols the busy North Shore beaches with a style all his own. Fearless in the ocean and never afraid of a good time, Laka loves his job and the lifestyle that comes with it.
Alex Aiono as KAINALU — Cocky and competitive, sweet but stubborn, KAINALU was born into privilege in an upscale neighborhood just outside Honolulu. With a politician father who’s on the rise, Kainalu is defying lots of expectations (like finishing college) to be a rookie North Shore lifeguard.
Zoe Cipres as HINA — Rookie North Shore lifeguard from a large, working-class Hawaiian family. Smart, sassy, fiercely competitive. Top of her training class, concerned with how to balance her professional duties (and the fishbowl of being one of only a dozen women on the job) with her deep love for her family and community.
Sea Shimooka as JENN (RECURRING) — A big wave surfer and working EMT born and raised on Kauai, JENN came to Oahu for med school – but the proximity to big surf was also a key motivator. JENN is serious about her job, serious about big waves, and has a sense of commitment that drives her to take everything to the next level.
I’ve been sitting on these caps since 2022 and haven’t sat down to sort them and finally did. I’ve add over 1,000 HD screencaptures of Arielle from her ION movie back in 2021. Sadly, the only version that I could find was from ION itself so it does have logos on the bottom.
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EXCLUSIVE: Actress Arielle Kebbel, known for roles in The Vampire Diaries and John Tucker Must Die, has signed with Independent Artist Group.
Kebbel is perhaps most familiar to television audiences given her role on the aforementioned CW show, in which she played the charismatic and wise-beyond-her-300 years vampire, Lexi Branson. Previously, she’s held prominent roles on HBO’s Ballers opposite Dwayne Johnson, as well as the NBC series Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector and Midnight, Texas. The actress has also been seen on shows like UnREAL, Gilmore Girls, Grand Hotel, Life Unexpected, Grounded for Life, The League, The Grinder, and 90210, among others.
On the big screen, Kebbel has recently been seen in the final three installments of the popular After series of YA romantic dramas, based on the novels by Anna Todd: After We Fell, After Ever Happy, and After Everything. She also starred in Fifty Shades franchise closer Fifty Shades Freed and has been seen in films like The Uninvited, The Grudge 2, Think Like a Man, and Aquamarine, along with such indies as Brooklyn Brothers Beat the Best, I Melt with You starring Rob Lowe and Jeremy Piven, and Supporting Characters with Lena Dunham.
Most recently seen opposite Angela Bassett as firefighter Lucy Donato on Fox’s popular procedural 9-1-1, Kebbel continues to be represented by Untitled Entertainment, Vision PR, and Hanson, Jacobson, Teller.
IAG has been on a signing spree of late, having also brought in such in-demand actors as Scott Foley, Sonequa Martin-Green and Sarah Shahi, along with writer-producers Patrick Massett & John Zinman (Gold, Friday Night Lights). Other big names to have come to the agency in the past year including Regina Hall, Ken Jeong, William H. Macy, Nathalie Emmanuel, and John Cusack, as well as the music stars they brought in with the merger with AGI including Billy Joel, Rod Stewart, Metallica, Def Leppard, Mötley Crüe, Neil Young and Norah Jones.
I’ve managed to add over 1,900+ HD screencaptures of Arielle in her newest project: Love in the Great Smokey Mountains in which she shockingly served as an executive producer which would be the first for our girl.
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I’ve added several stills of Arielle’s up-coming movie Love in the Great Smoky Mountains: A National Park Romance into the gallery. We can’t wait for this to premiere on Hallmark on Saturday, September 2nd, 2023.
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