Freeform Picks Up Mermaid Drama ‘Siren’ & ‘Hollywood Movie Night’ To Series, Orders Animated Pilot ‘Sticks’ – Upfront
May 1, 2017 - Finding Carter
UPDATE with some-more sum from presentation: Freeform has picked adult a charmer play commander The Deep to series, that will be patrician Siren. It was one of several programming announcements during a network’s upfront display in New York, along with a commander display sequence to Freeform’s initial charcterised comedy Sticks, from Will Gluck and the Broad City twin of Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson; and a array sequence to Hollywood Movie Night With Karlie Kloss, from Hollywood Game Night producers Sean Hayes and Todd Milliner.
Siren joins Freeform’s other arriving series, Marvel’s straight-to-series play Cloak Dagger and comedy New Warriors, as good as a network’s play The Bold Type and comedy Alone Together. Freeform ramped adult a growth entrance off a severe 2016, in that usually one new scripted series, Shadowhunters, stuck, and as it was scheming for the finish of flagship play series Pretty Little Liars’ seven-season run. Freeform’s other stream pilot, comedy Brown Girls, stays in consideration.
At a upfront presentation, non-stop by Iliza Shlesinger, horde of Freeform’s Truth Iliza, a network boss Tom Ascheim touted clever Disney corporate ties, with projects from Marvel and ABC Studios and built around Disney thesis parks. He also stressed that a network skeleton to continue to launch programming on all Freeform platforms during once.
Joanna Coles, arch calm officer of Hearst magazines and exec author of The Bold Type, drew acclaim during tonight’s display with a timely puncture during Bill O’Reilly. Going off script, she said, “I only wish to appreciate all of we advertisers who pulled out of Bill O’Reilly’s show.” The moves, she said, underscored a energy of women’s stories that she as former topper of Hearst’s Cosmopolitan repository hoped to stress in a new show, that is formed in a immature women operative during a Cosmo-style magazine.
Siren, meanwhile, 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 lapse to retrieve their right to a ocean. The plan stars Alex Roe (The 5th Wave) as Ben, a splendid sea biologist who finds himself drawn to Ryn, a puzzling new lady in city played by Eline Powell (Game Of Thrones), who is a bizarre immature lady with a low dim secret. Fola Evans-Akingbola, Ian Verdun and Rena Owen co-star in a series, formed on a story by Eric Wald and Dean White who both offer as executive producers. Emily Whitesell (Finding Carter) serves as showrunner and executive producer. Brad Luff, Nate Hopper and RD Robb are also trustworthy as executive producers.
Here is a first-look trailer:
Sticks, described as Daria crossed with Girls, outlines Freeform’s initial incursion into charcterised comedy. It follows a life of Sticks, a highly-strung twentysomething with a conduct filled with cocktail enlightenment references and a adore of Chili’s who lives with a hulk eagle. Jessica Stickles serves as author and co-executive producer, with Ilana Glazer Abbi Jacobson (Broad City), Will Gluck Richard Schwartz portion as executive producers. Sticks is constructed by Gluck’s Olive Bridge Entertainment and charcterised by Stoopid Buddy Stoodios (Robot Chicken) in organisation with Sony Pictures Television. This is a second immature light for Stoopid Buddy Stoodios today, following a third-season renovation for their Crackle stop-motion series SuperMansion.
Each shred of Hollywood Movie Night With Karlie Kloss (working title) will embody indication Kloss and her friends charity moment-by-moment explanation around their favorite movies. Sean Hayes and Todd Milliner from Hazy Mills Productions, a twin behind NBC’s Hollywood Game Night, executive furnish along with Ben Nemtin and Duncan Penn from Four Peaks Media Group. Kloss (Klossy Productions) will also executive produce.