“Zeke and Luther,” a quirky buddy comedy from Matt Dearborn and Tom Burkhard, the creative team behind the Emmy-nominated and BAFTA-winning Disney Channel series “Even Stevens,” will debut on television and online, MONDAY, JUNE 15 (8:30 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney XD and DisneyXD.com. Set against a sport that is a mainstay with boys age 6-14, the series delivers sharp yet heartfelt humor as it follows the adventures of two teenage best friends on a quest to become world famous skateboarders. It also introduces a talented young cast – Hutch Dano, Adam Hicks, Daniel Curtis Lee and Ryan Newman.
In “Zeke and Luther,” two fearless sidewalk surfers and best friends gear up and put their right foot forward to master the awesome art form of skateboarding (which is also their principle method of transportation). Along the way, they navigate the literal and figurative luge of teen years with all of its tricks, grinds, obstacles and occasional slams. Quick to challenge the boys’ claim to being the best skateboarders in the neighborhood is friend and foe Kojo, also 15. Kojo’s got a big attitude and a big mouth, and takes great pleasure in taking Zeke and Luther down a peg whenever he can. Another thorn in their side is Ginger, Zeke’s 12-year-old sister who finds her brother’s skateboarding dreams childish, to say the least.
In the premiere episode, entitled “Bros Go Pro,” Zeke and Luther get their first professional skateboarding job when Ginger arranges for them to perform a jump at a mattress store’s grand opening celebration. But, seduced by the perks of fame, Zeke and Luther nearly miss their debut.
Exclusive full episode previews will be available free of charge on iTunes beginning Monday, June 1 and via Disney Channel on Demand for Verizon subscribers beginning Monday, June 8.
Leading up to the series premiere, DisneyXD.com will feature the online game “Zeke and Luther Challenge” through which kids can earn online rewards and collect exclusive virtual items to customize their avatars. Two additional games, “Donut Run” and “Skate Tricks,” will be added to the site on May 15 and June 1, respectively.
Produced on location in and around Torrance, California, “Zeke and Luther” is from Turtle Rock Productions, Inc., and carries a TV-Y7 parental guideline.