Freeform is currently going through its newly expanded “31 Days of Halloween” programming event, but the network took a moment at New York Comic-Con to screen a trailer for “Siren: Season 2” for fans that could attend their panel. The popular mermaid drama has brand new episodes coming out this winter and Freeform seemed eager to those in attendance with the new video.
Select members of the cast and crew hit NYCC to promote the upcoming season this year, the lineup included stars Eline Powell (‘Ryn’), Alex Roe (‘Ben’), Fola Evans-Akingbola (‘Maddie’) and executive producers Emily Whitesell and Eric Wald. They shared a few behind-the-scenes secrets of the show and recapped the breakout first season at the panel. Fans still have a long wait before the new episodes premiere on Freeform, the show isn’t coming back until January 2019. That being said, the trailer should get Siren fans excited for more mermaid drama in the new year.
Not just a popular show across broadcast and VOD programming, “Siren” was the top new cable drama during its spring run among Women 18-49. The series was also the most socially engaging new cable drama, yielding 4.83 million engagements across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, and Google +.
Building on the foundation of an epic first season, season two of the popular drama promises an appearance of more mermaids in the coastal town of Bristol Cove. The network teased fans asking, “but are they seeking revenge or is something more catastrophic driving them out of the sea?”. In the new season Marine researchers Ben (Alex Roe) and Maddie (Fola Evans-Akingbola) continue to establish a bond with mermaid Ryn (Eline Powell), not only to protect her, but to try to help save her entire civilization.
“Siren” is executive produced by Eric Wald and Emily Whitesell, who serves as showrunner. Dean White, Brad Luff, Nate Hopper and RD Robb also serve as executive producers.