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Freeform’s ‘Siren’ goes into production, confirms extended cast

Fans will meet the residents of Bristol Cove

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Fans can start getting excited for Freeform’s new drama “Siren,” the network announced today that production has officially begun on the new original series, which is shooting in Vancouver. Season 1 of “Siren” will consist of 10-episodes, and will offer sci-fi fans a new mystery to uncover in the town of Bristol Cove.

The hour-long drama takes viewers inside the small town of Bristol Cove – a coastal local known for its legend of once being home to mermaids. When the arrival of a mysterious girl (played by Eline Powell, shown above) 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. Sibongile “Sibo” Mlambo (“Teen Wolf,” “Lost in Space”) joins the previously announced cast of Alex Roe, Eline Powell, Fola Evans-Akingbola, Ian Verdun and Rena Owen. Mlambo will portray Donna, a mystifying and deceptively powerful mermaid. “Siren” is based on a story by Eric Wald and Dean White who both serve as executive producers. Emily Whitesell (“Finding Carter”) is on board as showrunner and executive producer. Brad Luff, Nate Hopper and RD Robb are also attached as executive producers. “Siren” will premiere in 2018. Freeform has not set an exact date for the show, so stay tuned to get a first-look glimpse of the series, and the exact premiere date.

“Siren” joins Freeform’s slate of scripted original dramas, including breakout hit “The Bold Type,” supernatural thriller “Beyond,” “Famous In Love” starring Bella Thorne; critically acclaimed “The Fosters,” sci-fi phenomenon “Shadowhunters,”and procedural drama “Stitchers,” along with the highly anticipated “Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger” coming in 2018. 

Earlier this summer Freeform confirmed that “Shadowhunters” will be returning for a third-season. The network also detailed castings and plot details for many of the new shows that will hit the network between now and 2018. With “Famous in Love” and “Beyond” crushing their demographics through digital-streaming, fans can expect a lot more content to become available on the Freefrom app and Freeform.com over the next year. Both of those series released all of their first-season episodes on Freeform’s digital platforms after the series premiere, and the response from viewers was tremendous.