Freeform Picks Up Mermaid Drama to Series, Teams With ‘Broad City’ Duo for Animated Comedy

April 26, 2017 - Finding Carter

Freeform is expanding a slate.

The Disney-owned network used a upfront display Wednesday to announce a array pickup for charmer play Siren (formerly patrician The Deep) as good as Sticks, an charcterised commander from Broad City duo Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson. The former ABC Family also denounced first-look trailers for Siren, Alone Together, The Bold Type and Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger, while also divulgence a characters set to attend in a comic book giant’s buzzy New Warriors. (Click here for Cloak and Dagger and here for New Warriors.)

Siren (renamed, given there’s a Netflix charcterised comedy called The Deep) stars Alex Roe as Ben, a sea biologist who finds himself drawn to a puzzling Ryn (Eline Powell), a bizarre immature lady with a low dim secret. The project, picked adult to commander in July, is formed on a story by Eric Wald and Dean White, who both executive produce. Emily Whitesell (Finding Carter) serves as showrunner and exec produces alongside Brad Luff, Nate Hopper and RD Robb. The array will premiere in summer 2018.

Siren joins a scripted line-up that also includes Baby Daddy, The Fosters, Shadowhunters, Stitchers, Young Hungry, Beyond, Famous in Love, Cloak and Dagger (early 2018), Alone Together (summer 2018), The Bold Type (July 11) and New Warriors (2018) and comes as Freeform is jacket a final deteriorate of signature strike Pretty Little Liars.

On a commander side, a network has picked adult a initial charcterised comedy in Sticks. The commander presentation, from Stoopid Buddy Stoodios (Robot Chicken) and Broad City duo Glazer and Jacobson, is described as a cranky between Daria and Girls. 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 will coop a book and co-exec produce, with Glazer and Jacobson, Will Gluck (Easy A) and Richard Schwartz also exec producing. The comedy hails from Gluck’s Olive Bridge Entertainment, Stoopid Buddy Stoodios and Sony Pictures Television.

Meanwhile, live-action comedy commander Brown Girls is still in row during a cabler.

Additionally, Freeform also announced it was teaming with People repository to rise mixed scripted strange cinema formed on stories from a repository including a Heroes Among Us franchise. As partial of a film push, a network has also picked adult Angry Angel from Gluck. The story of a immature lady who tries to get behind to sky after she messes up, it is set to premiere in December, while a Tyra Banks charcterised car Life-Size 2, about a grown-up doll who comes to life in a Christmas-themed movie, is set for Dec 2018.

The cabler also has greenlighted Hollywood Movie Night With Karlie Kloss, a explanation uncover from Hollywood Game Night producers Sean Hayes and Todd Milliner’s Hazy Mills Productions. Each shred will embody supermodel Kloss and her friends charity moment-by-moment explanation around their favorite movies. Ben Nemtin and Duncan Penn from Four Peaks Media Group will exec furnish alongside Kloss’ Klossy Productions.

Watch a trailers for Siren, Alone Together and The Bold Type, below.


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