EXCLUSIVE: HBO Max Has Determined The Full Cast For Its Lifeguard Drama Pilot Large road. Robbie Magasiva (Spreadsheet, Wentworth), Andrew Creer (Deadly weapon, you), Tessa de Josselin (Mister Inbetween, Paper Champions), Kekoa Scott Kekumano (The White Lotus, Aquaman)), Koa Tom, Rachel Ogechi Kanu (My best friend’s exorcism), Z’aree Pu’ukani Loganbill, Ethan Rich (Hawaiian Vacation, Last of the Grads), and George Mason (The power of the dog) are set as series regulars in John Wells’ Max Original pilot, Animal Kingdom writer Matt Kester and Warner Bros. television.
Written by Kester and directed by Wells, Large road is a contemporary drama set on the north shore of Oahu, focusing on the relationships between an elite crew of heavy water lifeguards and the teens and young adults they mentor and train in the junior lifeguard program. The junior guards program embodies the beauty, danger, combat and spirit of aloha – all centered on the ocean – that is modern Hawaii.
Magasiva plays Sonny, a surfer, waterman, and North Shore lifeguard captain with deep ties to his community, the surf world, and his Hawaiian heritage.
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Creer plays Will, a cocky, self-promoting young lifeguard from Newport Beach, determined to step up and prove himself as a North Shore Aquarius.
The Josselin plays Jenn, one of the few female lifeguards on the North Shore – competitive, tough, a natural leader and one of the North Shore’s best rescuers in dangerous surf.
Kekumano is Laka, a cheerful local boy from a large Hawaiian family, fearless in the ocean, never afraid to have a good time.
Tom plays Kainalu, a local Hawaiian child born to a once-in-a-generation surfing talent, hampered by circumstances but driven to show the world what he’s made of.
Kanu plays Ruby. Ruby has recently arrived at the North Shore and has come to Hawaii with her military family, paralyzed with grief and in dire need of healing and a friend.
Loganbill plays Mahina, the bright, fiercely independent middle daughter of a working-class Hawaiian family fighting to stay on a north coast that is becoming too expensive for the Hawaiians who have been there for generations.
Rich is Kade, a brash young surfer born of action sports and trained by his parents and the industry to become a surfing stardom. A star status that he is no longer sure he wants.
Mason plays Paul, a surf team manager who lives free in the team house and is responsible for coaching, mentoring and managing a team of teenage surfers and professional surfers.
Kester will co-produce the pilot with Wells and Erin Jontow. Brian Keaulana and Llewellyn Wells co-produce with Terri Murphy. The pilot is being produced by John Wells Productions in association with Warner Bros. television.
Magasiva is represented by Impression Entertainment, Johnson and Laird Management and Sue Barnett & Associates. Creer is represented by Fourward in the US and Sue Barnett & Associates in Australia. de Josselin is at Marquee and Art2perform. Kekumano is represented by Bliss Models & Talent LLC. Tom is represented by Goodman Genow Schenkman Smelkinson & Christopher, LLP. Kanu is represented by Innovative Artists. Loganbill is represented by Goodman Genow Schenkman Smelkinson & Christopher, LLP. Rich is represented by 22Talent, Impact Artists Group and Skrzyniarz & Mallean. Mason is represented by The Gersh Agency and Sue Barnett & Associates.