Freeform's mermaid fantasy drama Siren gets a season 2 renewal
It is Freeform's strongest show since its 2016 'Shadowhunters'. The series set records among total viewers (1.54 million) when it premiered in March early this year.
After it's immense success in the first season, Freeform's 'Siren' is all set to come back for much asked for season 2 renewal. The fantasy horror television show's success really comes as no surprise. Afterall, who in the world thought that mermaids could be badass killers?
The show has gotten great ratings as well. Rotten Tomatoes, gave it an approval rating of 93% based on 15 reviews, with an average rating of 7.75/10. It is Freeform's strongest show since its 2016 'Shadowhunters'. The series set records among total viewers (1.54 million) when it premiered in March early this year.
The first season had a total of 10 episodes, but this time Freeform is going bigger with 'Siren'. The renewal is set to have 16 episodes.
The Eline Powell starrer is set in the quiet fictional town of Bristol Cove, with its inhabitants obsessed with mermaids. One day, as a mermaid called 'Ryn' steps into the town, everything turns upside down.
Ryn searches high and low for her sister Donna, who she thinks is abducted and brought into Bristol Cove.
Unlike any other show in the history of television, 'Siren' took the goody two shoe concept about mermaids and completely turned it around. Ryn and her merpeople, who come into the show, later on, are all portrayed as fiercely strong primal warriors and not to be messed with.
Created by Eric Wald and Dean White, 'Siren' also talks about how the unending greed of humans is disrupting the seas.
In an earlier interview with Meaww, Rena Owen, who plays Helena Hawkins in the show said, "The whole of the series comes out of an environmental issue. The seabeds are being stripped off their food supply and thus, the marine life is swimming closer to the shore to find food and the draining of their food..."
There is no news as to when the season will air next year, but watch this space for more.