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.