Monday it was announced that Freeform, previously….you know what it’s been long enough no more “previously”. If you don’t know by now that ABC Family is Freeform GET WITH THE PICTURE! But back to the news. Freeform gave the greenlight to a mermaid drama written by Eric Wald (View from the Top) and Dean White.
This hour long drama is set in 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 writing is thrilling, stories complex and scary, and we are excited to explore the themes o obsession and violence through these amazing creatures.” ~ Karey Burk, Exec. Vice President o Programming and Development
Scott Stewart (Dominion) will direct the pilot and Emily Whitesell (Finding Carter) will serve as showrunner. Shooting for the pilot will start September in Vancouver.
I can so get down with the idea of a mermaid drama. As much as I wanted t get into H20:Just Add Water it never really caught my attention, even with the beautiful Phoebe Tonkin. Knowing the new direction that Freeform has been going with their programming Im very curious to see what they do with this idea.
Was this a good pilot pickup for Freeform and will you check it out if it goes to series?
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