Christopher Atkins will appear in Lifetime’s “Blue Lagoon” update June 16

My fellow lovers of The Blue Lagoon, if you’ve never quite recovered from the sight of Christopher Atkins in a loincloth — even after 30-plus years — Lifetime has a boatload of good news.

On June 16, the network will premiere its original movie, Blue Lagoon: The Awakening — a modern-day take on the infamous coming-of-age-on-an-island story — and our still-handsome boy is a part of it!

According to a release issued by Lifetime, Atkins will play Mr. Christiansen, a teacher who helps in the hunt for Emma and Dean. No, not Emmeline and Richard — Emma and Dean, an overachieving high-school girl and underachieving boy (played by Home and Away‘s Indiana Evans and Brenton Thwaites) who end up on a deserted island after falling off a boat during a wild party on their class trip to Trinidad. (Class trip to Trinidad?! Man, I went the wrong high school.)

The cast also includes Denise Richards (Anger Management) as Emma’s mom, who never stops believing that she’ll see her girl again.

Blue Lagoon: The Awakening premieres Saturday, June 16 at 8pm ET/PT on Lifetime.

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