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Disney’s Freeform channel announces new drama “Siren” for summer 2018 series.

“Siren,” a new one hour drama coming to Disney’s Freeform channel 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.

Freeform wanted a different mermaid story than usual. They’re looking for thrilling stories that are complex, scary and (pardon the pun) deep.

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. The show was originall called “The Deep,” in case that rings any bells.

Check out the official trailer here:

I’m not sure why we’re waiting until 2018 to see the series, but the trailer is intriguing. THis show definitely has potential.

So what do you think? Are mermaids the next hot thing after Vampires?