Even if you’re obsessed with all things mermaid to the highest degree, you’d be forgiven for having no idea that US network Freeform has been working on a new show about them. It feels like Siren has just arrived out of nowhere, and it’s brought with it a rather intense-looking trailer.
Originally called The Deep, Freeform picked the Siren pilot up for a full season this week. You can read the full synopsis here:
Siren takes us inside Bristol Cove—a coastal town known for its legend of once being home to mermaids. When the arrival of a mysterious girl 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. The series stars Alex Roe (The 5th Wave) as Ben, a bright marine biologist who finds himself drawn to a mysterious new girl in town, Ryn, played by Eline Powell (Game of Thrones), who is a strange young woman with a deep dark secret. Fola Evans-Akingbola (An American Exorcism) stars as Maddie, also a marine biologist who works with Ben, and is highly suspicious of Ryn. Ian Verdun (Life’s a Drag) stars as Xander, a deep sea fisherman on a quest to uncover the truth; and Rena Owen (Star Wars Episodes II and III) as Helen, the town eccentric who seems to know more about the mermaids than she lets on. Based on a story by Eric Wald and Dean White who both serve as executive produces. 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 on Freeform some time in 2018. Get all the latest fantasy news with every new issue of SciFiNow.