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[11/13/19 - 08:46 AM]
ABC Makes Waves with "Ultimate Surfer," A New Competition Series from 11-Time World Surf League Champion Kelly Slater
Production will begin in 2020 and an airdate will be announced later this season.







ULTIMATE SURFER (ABC)
DEVELOPMENT HISTORY:
11/13/19
STATUS:
currently in development (2020-2021 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE:
ordered to series
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
eight episodes
DESCRIPTION:
(from ABC's press release, November 2019) ABC today announced the network pickup of new competition series "Ultimate Surfer." The eight-episode series will gather some of the world's greatest up-and-coming surfers to train and live together as they battle it out at the World Surf League's (WSL) state-of-the-art Surf Ranch in Lemoore, California, powered by Kelly Slater's man-made wave technology, in the hope of competing amongst the best athletes in the world's fastest-growing sport. Production will begin in 2020 and an airdate will be announced later this season. Slater will serve as on-air talent and special correspondent for the show. Alliances and rivalries will be front and center in "Ultimate Surfer" as men and women compete in individual and team challenges focused on specific surfing disciplines. Weekly eliminations will leave two men and two women as finalists who will vie for the male and female titles of the Ultimate Surfer and the opportunity to compete on the WSL World Tour, the pinnacle of professional surfing. Slater's remarkable, one-of-a-kind, man-made wave - the most even playing field for measuring surf mastery - is at the heart of the series.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Kelly Slater
CREW INFORMATION:
· Craig Piligian as EP
· Dana White as EP
· Erik Logan as EP
GENRE(S):
· reality
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Pilgrim Media Group
· WSL Studios