Light, Camera, Action
The adventures of the trio who transform into amphibious beauties at the touch of water have found millions of dedicated followers in over 130 territories, includ ing the U.S., the U.K., Australia, Canada, Germany, France, Italy, the Benelux, Scandinavia, Latin America and Spain. After its first two seasons, production is about to start on the third season of this smash series.

The third season sees the arrival of a new mermaid, Bella, who is played by popular young Australian actress Indiana Evans. She joins Rikki (Cariba Heine) and Cleo (Phoebe Tonkin) in the teen trio of mermaids with superpowers. We're really excited about this new season,” says “H2O” producer Jonathan M. Shiff. The stories are edgier, a little darker, and a little more sophisticated. Our three teenage girls are growing up and thinking about finishing school, becoming independent from their parents... and, of course, there s more romance.

Indiana Evans is an extraordinary casting coup, as she is a household name in Australia and the U.K., having starred on Home and Away for the past five years. The new season of “H2O” will see her character singing on screen. It could mean the launch of an international music career for the young actress. ZDF Enterprises’ Director of Coproduction Children & Youth, Arne Lohmann, states: “We are happy to have Indiana Evans on board for season three; she s a perfect fit and connects well with Cariba Heine and Phoebe Tonkin. The H2O success story continues, with the H2O brand growing even stronger in season three.

To keep things sizzling, the series introduces a new heartthrob for the girls, the handsome free diving champion Will, played by Luke Mitchell. Will is athletic, comfortable with his looks and as keen as the girls are in finding answers to the secret of Mako Island. “In season three, the moon pool itself will come alive as an extraordinary character, providing not only new dangers to the girls, but also the key to their destiny and the safety of our planet,” reveals Shiff.

While the previous seasons all featured stunning underwater photography shot among real sharks and tropical fish, the third season will provide even more awesome production values, including more action, more visual effects and more spectacular underwater tank filming. This will be done at the Warner Road show Studios on Australia s Gold Coast.

A little something about Bella's character:
A natural leader, Bella’s a bright, bubbly ball of infectious energy with a soulful side that emerges especially when she’s singing solo or with her band. She became a mermaid at the age of eight, and is overjoyed to meet two other girls just like her, Cleo and Rikki. While she’s attracted to the new boy Will, she’s not the only one currying favor with him …
Phoebe Tonkin as Cleo
Cariba Heine as Rikki
Indiana Evans as Bella