Here it is, Christopher Atkins fans! Our first look at the original Blue Lagoon heartthrob as high-school teacher Mr. Christiansen in Blue Lagoon: The Awakening, Lifetime’s teen-centric modernization of the notorious, classic coming-of-age tale.
In the new incarnation, Atkins’ character helps in the hunt for 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 while on a class trip to Trinidad.
The cast also includes Denise Richards (Anger Management) as Emma’s devastated and determined mom.
Here’s a sneak peek of the film, which premieres Saturday, June 16 at 8pm ET/PT on Lifetime.
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