TLC Member/Superfan Chilli Goes Chasing Mermaids as Siren’s SDCC Panel Moderator

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Credit (left): 93.5 Throwback Bash with TLC [CC BY 2.0], Wikimedia Commons / (right): Freeform
The stars and executive producers of Freeform‘s hit mermaid fantasy series Siren are making their way from Bristol Cove to San Diego for next month’s Comic-Con International — and they’re bringing TLC‘s Chilli (Rozonda Thomas) along for the ride (swim?). The Siren superfan will be moderating the show’s Thursday, July 19, SDCC panel — set to include stars Eline Powell (Ryn), Alex Roe (Ben), Fola Evans-Akingbola (Maddie), Ian Verdun (Xander), and Rena Owen (Helen), and executive producers Emily Whitesell and Eric Wald.

As we pride ourselves on not going for an obvious “mermaids/’Waterfalls'” joke, check out her official announcement below:

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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 a mysterious new girl in town, Ryn, 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.

“Siren” 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 also serve as executive producers.

Here’s a look back at our thoughts on Siren‘s season 1 finale and our thoughts on the series moving forward:

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