San Diego Comic-Con is getting a visit from the mermaids this year. Freeform announced that the network will be bringing the cast and executive producers of the popular mermaid drama “Siren” to San Diego Comic-Con. Fans can expect some teasers and insight on the follow-up season of the show starting on Thursday, July 19th.
The cast will be on-hand to discuss some of the behind-the-scenes secrets that will go into making the new season, and the crew is sure to tease some of the events heading to the small coastal town in the upcoming episodes. It will be an exciting time for the show, the panel is set to begin just as the show enters into production in Vancouver. Freeform has tapped the ultimate “Siren” superfan and four-time GRAMMY Award winner to moderate: iconic singer Chilli, best known as 1/3 of TLC, the best-selling American girl group of all time.
If you’re wondering who will be coming to San Diego Comic-Con, the line-up includes stars Eline Powell (‘Ryn’), Alex Roe (‘Ben’), Fola Evans-Akingbola (‘Maddie’), Ian Verdun (‘Xander’), Rena Owen (‘Helen’) and executive producers Emily Whitesell and Eric Wald. If you are joining us this year, the panel starts at 11am at the Indigo Ballroom at the Hilton Bayfront.
“Siren” has been a hit on the network, becoming the number one new cable drama among women 18-34. As we mentioned earlier, “Siren” will return to Vancouver to begin production on season two, which is currently set to debut in 2019.
If you’re new to the series, the show takes place in the coastal town of Bristol Cove, a town known for its legend of once being home to mermaids. The town is quickly turned upside down when a mysterious girl (Powell) appears and begins wreaking havoc upon the small fishing town. Using their resources, marine biologists Ben (Roe) and Maddie (Evans-Akingbola) must work together to find out who and what drove this primal hunter of the deep sea to land, and are there more like her out there?
“Siren” is based on a story by Eric Wald and Dean White who both serve as executive producers. Emily Whitesell (“Finding Carter”) serves as showrunner and executive producer. Brad Luff, Nate Hopper and RD Robb also serve as executive producers.