Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water — surrounding Bristol Cove, that is (don’t want to get into any copyright issues) — Freeform has announced that Eric Wald and Dean White‘s mermaid fantasy-action series Siren would be returning for its 16-episode second season in January 2019. Though no specific date has been released yet, both the network and the series’ co-creators are promising one thing when it does premiere — as you can see in the tweet below:
— Siren (@SirenTV) August 22, 2018
It was announced earlier this summer that Garcelle Beauvais (The Arrangement) would be joining the series in the recurring role of Susan Bishop, Maddie’s (Fola Evans-Akingbola) mother and Dale’s (Gil Birmingham) wife. Having abandoned her family ten months earlier, Susan returns to Bristol Cove ready to start over by making amends with her family.
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.
When Siren returns for its second season in January 2019, Bleeding Cool will also be back for our weekly recaps/reviews; until then, here’s a look back at our reviews from the series’ first season: