With production currently under way in Vancouver on the second season of Freeform's Siren, the population of Bristol Cove is about to "plus-one" it with Garcelle Beauvais (The Arrangement) joining Eric Wald and Dean White's mermaid fantasy-action drama in a recurring role. Garcelle is set to play Susan Bishop, Maddie's (Fola Evans-Akingbola) mother and Dale's (Gil Birmingham) wife, who abandoned her family for the past 10 months. She returns to Bristol Cove ready to start over by making amends with her family.
Along with her work on E!'s The Arrangement, Beauvais has appeared in Starz's Power, The Jamie Foxx Show, NYPD Blue, The Magicians, and Chicago Med. She also starred as Doris Toomes in Spider Man: Homecoming.
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 at our review of both the season finale and the overall first season of Freeform's Siren: