Look at this stuff! Isn't it neat?! Mermaid Tale SIREN Swims to Freeform
After seeing Polish mermaid horror musical The Lure recently I started to think about how I would love to see more mermaids in the genre. And I am sure that I'm not the only one who feels that way. Imagine a live action version of The Little Mermaid directed by David Cronenberg. How effin amazing would that be! There's enough body horror moments going on in that one for him to pull that off, right?
I know, we will probably never see the Canadian director take on Ariel & Co, but on March 29 -- which was declared International Mermaid Day by Freeform when the premiere date was announced -- the Disney owned cable channel will release a mermaid of the more monstrous kind as their new TV-show Siren hits the small screen. And that is probably as close as we will get, I guess.
Siren is set in the coastal town of Bristol Cove which, according to legend, was once home to mermaids. The small fishing town is turned upside down when a mysterious girl (Eline Powell) appears and begins wreaking havoc and the battle between man and sea takes a very vicious turn as these predatory beings return to reclaim their right to the ocean. Using their resources, marine biologists Ben (Alex Roe) and Maddie (Fola Evans-Akingbola) must work together to find out who and what drove this primal hunter of the deep sea to land and if there are more like her out there.
A first-look trailer was released when the show was announced last year and today we have a short teaser where we get a closer look at the cool looking mermaid.
During the Siren New York Comic Con panel in October last year, Freeform announced the casting of Aylya Marzoff (Grandfathered) and Sedale Threatt Jr. (Hap and Leonard) in recurring roles. Marzoff will portray Katrina, an alpha leader of the mermaid colony, while Threatt Jr. will portray Levi, a warrior merman with an imposing presence.
Fola Evans-Akingbola, Ian Verdun and Rena Owen will co-star in the series, that is based on a story by Eric Wald and Dean White who both serve as executive producers. Emily Whitesell (Finding Carter) serves as showrunner and executive producer. Brad Luff, Nate Hopper and RD Robb are also attached as executive producers.
I have no idea what to expect, but I´m keeping my fingers crossed for a fun show with A LOT of badass mermaid action.
Have a great weekend and stay spooky!