Olivia Holt is starring in a new holiday movie at Freeform called “Turkey Drop.” The network confirmed the casting on Tuesday evening, and the original is set to premiere during Freeform’s “Kick Off to Christmas” programming block in November.
“Turkey Drop” will be the network’s first Thanksgiving feature and will help start the holiday season later this fall. Fans might know Holt best from her role as Tandy Bowen on “Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger,” which also airs on Freeform. According to the network, Olivia will play the lead role of Lucy Jacobs, a small-town girl who has started her freshman year at a big-city university.
Freeform explained the holiday movie adding, “When Lucy returns home for Thanksgiving break, she suspects she’s about to get turkey dropped—dumped by her high school sweetheart—during their holiday visit. To avoid a Turkey Day travesty, Lucy gets out of her comfort zone, proving she’s not the same play-it-safe girl she was with her high school boyfriend. As she takes control of her own life and makes choices that put herself first, she learns to let go of what’s been holding her back, helping achieve what she truly wants out of life.”
Joel S. Rice and Lydia Storie serve as executive producers on the movie, along with Henry Huang. Tiffany Paulsen wrote the script with Jerry Ciccoritti set to direct. Jonas Prupas and Shane Boucher are serving as producers.
Before any turkeys start dropping, Freeform will host the 31 Nights of Halloween for fans. That event starts on October 1st, and there are several new movies like “Ghostbusters” joining the schedule. For the first time ever, “The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror” episodes will be part of the month-long rotation. Fans will still have the classics like “Hocus Pocus,” “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” and “The Addams Family” throughout the month.
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