Monday, September 17

H2O: Just Add Water/Spin-off News

The new mermaids!
I remember back in 2006 when I saw a TV spot on Nickelodeon for a new show called "H2O: Just Add Water". After seeing that first commercial for a television show about mermaids, I jumped around the living room excitedly screaming for a good 10 minutes. When the kick-off movie length episode premiered, I recorded it on a VHS and then proceeded to watch it over and over again until the rest of the regular season began. I was in love with the show and followed it to the end of season three.

Mermaid Sirena
So, that's why I am super stoked for the new spin-off series! At first it was announced as "Mako: Island of Secrets", was then changed to "Mako Mermaids" and is now sporting the title of "Secret of Mako Island". Filming began this past May on the Gold Coast in Australia.

Mermaid Lyla
Here's the show summary from the H2O Wiki: Secret of Mako Island centers on three mermaids, SirenaNixie and Lyla, who are charged with the task of protecting their magical Mako Island from trespassers, only to be thwarted by the arrival of a 15 year old land-dweller Zac – who forms a special connection with the island and is granted a fish-like tail and amazing powers. Threatened by his existence, the mermaid pod are forced to move away, abandoning Sirena, Nixie and Lyla, who in a bid for survival must get legs, venture onto land, and take back Zac’s powers or risk being outcasts forever.

Mermaid Nixie
Sounds exciting right? And if that weren't awesome enough, there have also been several photos released of the three girls both hanging out on the beach and in full mermaid wear! It's definitely going to take some time for me to get used to the new characters, but I think they look amazing! I believe the pictures were part of an Australian magazine spread because a low quality image of Zac as a merman has also surfaced (on the right).

Also, there was another piece of exciting news for H2O fans a few weeks ago. New Video has announced that the complete three seasons of the show will FINALLY be released on DVD in the US on November 6th 2012! The 12 disc set will have all 78 episodes including the three TV movies, PLUS 5 hours of behind-the-scenes features! The set is available for pre-order now and is currently $89.96. That's a pretty steep price, so I'm hoping it'll come down before November... 

Also, check out the box's cover art! My only complaint is the lack of Emma, since she was on the show for two seasons and Bella only was on for one, though I understand that four on the cover may have made them too small and that they want the most recent season to be featured.

What do you think? Do you love H2O like me and are you excited for the spin-off series? Let me know! Source

-The Mermaid Guru

1 comment:

  1. I very much enjoyed H2O and I have high hopes that the new series will hold up the quality of the original. I'm gonna have to see about getting a tail. I'd love to be a merman. I know in the spin-off he may be a bad guy, but not all merman have to be. I mean we're would little mers come from ? ;-)