Freeform Greenlights Mermaid Drama Pilot ‘The Deep’
July 26, 2016 - Finding Carter
The hourlong play is set in Bristol Cove, a coastal city famous for a fable of once being home to mermaids. When a attainment of a puzzling lady proves this folklore all too true, a conflict between male and sea takes a really infamous spin as these rapacious beings return to retrieve their right to a ocean.
Eric Wald and Dean White are co-writing a commander and will offer as executive producers, along with Brad Luff, Nate Hopper and RD Robb. Scott Stewart (Syfy’s “Dominion”) will approach a pilot, and Emily Whitesell (MTV’s “Finding Carter”) will offer as showrunner.
“’The Deep’ is a really opposite uncover than one would design when they hear a word ‘mermaid’ — a charmer story has been reinvented in this pilot,” pronounced Karey Burke, Freeform’s executive clamp trainer of programming and development. “The essay is thrilling, stories formidable and scary, and we are vehement to try a themes of mania and assault by these extraordinary creatures.”
“The Deep” is one of Freeform’s many new scripted projects on deck, as a Disney-owned cabler is skewing a bit older, ever given it rebranded from ABC Family. Other pilots picked adult during Freeform include “Issues,” that is desirous by a life of Cosmopolitan editor Joanna Coles, and comedy “Alone Together” from The Lonely Island. Already systematic to array is Marvel’s intrigue superhero uncover “Cloak and Dagger,” and “Famous in Love” from “Pretty Little Liars” trainer Marlene King, that stars Bella Thorne. On a unscripted side, a wire net has systematic a “Bachelor” spinoff, starring Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell.
“The Deep” starts prolongation this Sep in Vancouver.