10 Shake will premiere the new local series Rock Island Mysteries next week it has been revealed.
Shot on the sun-drenched beaches and jungle-like hinterlands of Australia’s Gold Coast, Rock Island Mysteries is a mystery drama comedy series that follows the adventures of 14-year-old Taylor and her friends as they explore the secrets of the beautiful and mysterious Rock Island.
Featuring a diverse main cast anchored by Australian leads, the series follows the adventures of Taylor Young (Alexa Curtis), a charismatic and energetic leader, and her tight-knit group of friends – Nori Harlow (Noah Akhigbe), Meesha Rai (Inessa Tan), Ellis Grouch (Ryan Yeates) and step-sister Lila Gray (Izellah Connelly) – as they explore the mysteries of the island on which they live, fuelled by Taylor’s fascination with her Uncle Charlie’s disappearance, and determination to find out what happened to him.
Every episode sees the gang tackle a new mystery, spurred on by Taylor’s irrepressible desire to uncover the inexplicable side of the Island and the true whereabouts of Uncle Charlie.
A tight and sometimes chaotic team of contrasting personalities, the gang are all drawn into Taylor’s quests, each member bringing something unique to the mix, be it Nori’s witty and rational practicality, Meesha’s gutsy, never-say-die attitude, Ellis’ book smarts and technical know-how, or sassy Lila’s loyal and sisterly devotion to Taylor.
Rock Island Mysteries was previously announced as Taylor’s Island and is a Fremantle Media production for Paramount Australia and Nickelodeon International, with major production funding from Screen Australia and support from Screen Queensland.
Produced by Fremantle Media, the new teen series will make its global premiere on Monday, 2 May at 5pm on 10 Shake and 10 Play. The series will then debut across Nickelodeon Australia and New Zealand from June 2022 and broadcast to global audiences on Nickelodeon International later in the year.