This isn’t The Little Mermaid. But if you’re up for a dark, mysterious, thrilling tale about a mermaid that walks among us, then perhaps Freeform’s Siren series is perfect for you.
Freeform debuted the first look trailer for its mermaid drama at its Upfront presentation on Wednesday, which features an intriguing take on the folklore of mermaids, which isn’t something we’ve seen too often on television.
There’s a dark, sinister feel to the series that comes across perfectly in the trailer, which leaves us wondering more about Bristol Cove’s mermaid legend.
Watch the first look at Siren below and get a look at the mermaid folklore that lies beneath.
“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. The series stars Alex Roe (“The 5th Wave”) as Ben, a bright marine biologist who finds himself drawn to Ryn, a mysterious new girl in town 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 producers. 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.
Siren will premiere in Summer 2018 on Freeform.