If there’s one thing Jonathan M. Shiff knows how to do its make good kids television.
Remember the show H20 Just Add Water? Well, it’s now time to go back to the island in a spin off series called Mako: Island of Secrets. It stars Lucy Fry, Amy Ruffle and Ivy Latimer as a new set of mermaids.
Real life mermaids Sirena, Nixie and Lyla are part of a mermaid pod, which lives in the waters of Mako Island.
As young members of the pod, it is their job to protect the Moon Pool and guard it from trespassers.
But on the night of a full moon, the mischievous mermaid girls neglect their duties. Sixteen-year-old land dweller Zac (Chai Romruen) enters the Moon Pool and forms a special connection with Mako. Zac is given a fish-like tail and amazing powers.
The mermaid pod is forced to leave Mako. Sirena (Amy Ruffle), Nixie (Ivy Latimer) and Lyla (Lucy Fry) are left behind, cast out of the pod. The mermaid girls know there is only one way they will be allowed to rejoin the pod. They must get legs, venture onto land and take back Zac‘s powers or risk being outcasts forever.
4pm Friday on TEN.