A Blue Crush Reboot Will Be Crashing Down On Us Soon

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Watching films about the ocean or people surfing through the blue is the most relaxing form of media out there, and it’s about time a reboot tried catching some waves.


According to The Hollywood Reporter, NBC is developing a TV drama based on the 2002 film Blue Crush, who made most of us aware of who Kate Bosworth is, even if we later forgot. It’s being penned by Hannah Schneider of Reign, and will essentially follow the exact same plot as the film, but in a series:

In the wake of a tragic accident, a surfer works to revive her career and bring pride to a local community threatened by commercialism and dangerous surf politics. Even in paradise, you never know what chaos is brewing inside the barrel.


THR notes that reboots are in “high demand,” and suggests viewer’s nostalgic attachment to material gives it an edge over the 450 scripted shows out there. My god. It took 450 shows, the majority of which seem to be reboots or revivals, for producers to create something I might actually watch; I don’t even smoke weed, but this is the occasion.

Aside from that scene where someone steps on a used condom, the most memorable aspect of the movie is the ocean itself, rising and falling, holding up boards, dreams, and the unlikely triumph over the blue crush of Mother Nature. This is the escape we need! Here’s the original trailer for some of that sweet beach bliss/angsty drama:

And here’s the trailer for The Endless Summer if you want to just watch more people surf, which I definitely do:

Okay, one more:

Contributing Writer, writing my first book for the Dial Press called The Lonely Hunter, follow me on Twitter @alutkin

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It might work? If they have a level of self-awareness about the inherent silliness of being dramatic about friggon surfing, in that glorious 80's/90's campy, cheesy TV show sort of way (Baywatch comes to mind). But chances are it will be terrible because it’ll stuck up its own ass about Having Something Important To Say, Man.