SIREN Premieres 2018 to Freeform
About SIREN: "“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. "
We don’t see a whole lot of “mermaids” in media - well at least Western media, with Disney’s “The Little Mermaid”, or Daryl Hannah in “Splash” (1984), or even “Aquamarine” (2006), whereas in the East, the fascination for “mermaids” has continued with the recent The Legend of the Blue Sea K-Drama, and even the Stephen Chow-directed “The Mermaid” feature film (2016) … so THIS might be “interesting”, especially since the title “Siren” has a different connotation to what folks might mistaken “Mermaids” to be the same…
"In Greek mythology, the Sirens were dangerous creatures, who lured nearby sailors with their enchanting music and voices to shipwreck on the rocky coast of their island." (Wiki)
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.
(Song featured: "Madness" by Ruelle.)