With Eric Wald and Dean White's mermaid fantasy-action series Siren returning to Freeform in January 2019, the town of Bristol Cove – and possibly Xander (Ian Verdun) – will be getting a "plus one" for it's second season. Natalee Linez (The Art of Panic, The Swerve) has been cast in a recurring role in the thriller drama as Nicole, a mysterious woman with her own agenda who catches Xander's (Verdun) eye when she moves to town, distracting him from the painful death of his father.
Joining Linez for the second season is Garcelle Beauvais (The Arrangement) 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.