Fans of mermaids and all manners of fantastical aquatic creatures, rejoice. Freeform has picked up its mermaid drama pilot The Deep (which is being renamed Siren) to series. They’ve also unveiled the show’s first official trailer, revealing Siren will be miles away from Splash.
The upcoming 10-episode drama series is based on a story by Eric Wald and Dean White, who will both serve as executive producers, with Finding Carter’s Emily Whitesell steering the ship as showrunner and executive producer. Siren will be joining Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger and Marvel’s New Warriors on Freeform’s 2018 roster, with the show set to premiere sometime in the summer. Perfect time to watch a show about mermaids, don't you think?
Before you dive into the trailer below and let us know if Siren is something that calls to you, have a look at the detailed synopsis for the new series, which includes the names of the actors and characters that will populate the dark world of Siren:
Siren takes us inside Bristol Cove – a coastal town known for its legend of once being home to mermaids. When the arrival of a mysterious girl proves this folklore all too true, the battle between man and sea takes a very vicious turn as these predatory beings return to reclaim their right to the ocean. The series stars Alex Roe (The 5th Wave) as Ben, a bright marine biologist who finds himself drawn to a mysterious new girl in town, Ryn, played by Eline Powell (Game of Thrones), who is a strange young woman with a deep dark secret. Fola Evans-Akingbola (An American Exorcism) stars as Maddie, also a marine biologist who works with Ben, and is highly suspicious of Ryn. Ian Verdun (Life’s a Drag) stars as Xander, a deep sea fisherman on a quest to uncover the truth, and Rena Owen (Star Wars: Episodes II and III) plays Helen, the town eccentric who seems to know more about the mermaids than she lets on.
(via Coming Soon)