Charleston, South Carolina’s American Theater rolls out the red carpet at 7 p.m. tonight for the premiere of new teen drama Palmetto Pointe, with steaming young stars and Carolina natives Timothy Woodward Jr. (Summer Dreams), Brent Lovell (Summer Dreams), Sarah Edwards, Amanda Baker (One Tree Hill), and Will Triplet in attendance.
Woodward and Lovell — the “Matt Damon and Ben Affleck of the Carolinas” — are also the show’s producers under their Sky Entertainment Group banner.
The series debuts this Sunday at 8 p.m. on the “i” Independent TV network (formerly PAX-TV), introducing viewers to six friends and “their story of friendship, home, dreams, love and the tough real life issues facing young adults today.”
“It is the end of everything right and the beginning of everything real. That’s what Palmetto Pointe is all about,” said Woodward. “No subject is too taboo for us to take on in what we hard hitting, realistic view of life after high school. But with the show being set in the fictional beach town of Palmetto Pointe, South Carolina, we have plenty of opportunities for beautiful scenery, beach parties, friendship and love.”
Needless to say, bro.
Sunday’s episode centers around Tristan Sutton (Woodward), who after the death of his parents leaves his hometown of Palmetto Pointe to play baseball, hoping to fulfill his dream of one day playing in the big leagues. Now, three months later, he has returned with a minor league team, playing in the town he hoped never to return to. On his way to pitching a no-hitter, Tristan is forced to deal with all that he left behind: family, friends, his first love and a mysterious new girl that catches his eye.
Story of my life.
The series will go on to tackle some of the most serious issues facing young adults today, including alcoholism, child abuse, and date rape.
Veteran record producer, songwriter, composer John Poppo (NSYNC, Mariah
Carey, Madonna, LMNT, Michael Jackson) is supervising and creating music for the show, which also features the acting talents of Dawson’s Creek’s John Wesley Shipp and Nina Repeta, horror flick Cabin Fever’s Cerina Vincent, and Gabrielle Carteris of Beverly Hills 90210.