Freeform and Sony Pictures Television announced today that it has started production on their first original Christmas movie together called “Angry Angel”. Production on the made-for-television event is taking place in Toronto, and the movie will hit the network later this winter. The movie is from Golden Globe-nominated director and writer Will Gluck (“Easy A”, “Friends with Benefits”), and will be a two-hour special holiday feature starring Jason Biggs (“Orange Is the New Black”), Brenda Song (“Pure Genius”), Ricky Mabe (“Preacher“), Andrew Bachelor (“Meet the Blacks”) and Andy Favreau (“Aquarius“).
Set in New York City, “Angry Angel” follows a young woman turned angel, Allison Pyke (played by Song), who is stuck on Earth and can’t seem to ring the right bells in order to pass through those pearly gates into heaven. When the love of her life, Patrick (played by Mabe), shows up in New York City, it complicates Pyke’s journey as well as frustrates her angel mentor Jason Biggs (played by Biggs). The not-so-merry situation also turns into an unexpected love triangle with her friend with sometimes benefits, Barker (played by Favreau).
The film will be a part of Freeform’s annual “Countdown to 25 Days of Christmas,” which begins on Saturday, November 18. The annual countdown to the fan favorite “25 Days of Christmas” will feature titles that will get everyone in the Christmas spirit, including: “Elf,” “Richie Rich’s Christmas Wish,” “Home Alone” and many more. The full slate for Freeform’s “Countdown to 25 Days of Christmas” and “25 Days of Christmas” will be announced at a later date.
The film will be produced by Olive Bridge Entertainment in association with Sony Pictures Television, Will Gluck and Richard Schwartz will serve as executive producers. “Angry Angel” will premiere in November 2017, just in time for the holidays on Freeform.
The network has seen a string of popular hits since wrapping up “Pretty Little Liars” last season. Just this year the network launched “The Bold Type,” and Bella Thorne’s “Famous in Love,” with Marvel hits like “Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger” and “Marvel’s New Warriors” set to launch in 2018.