Looks like Bristol Cove won't be ridding itself of its pesky "killer mermaids/shady military" problem any time soon, with Freeform announcing Eric Wald and Dean White's mermaid fantasy-action drama Siren has been renewed for a second season. The network is also upping their episode order to 16 for Season 2, as compared to their 10-episode first season order.
The renewal announcement comes ahead of Freeform's upfront presentation to advertisers today in New York City, and the series' season finale on May 24. Siren has been a ratings boost for Freeform: debuting as the top new cable drama with young women in the 18-34 and 12-34 demographics.
Check out a sneak preview/overview of the penultimate episode of Siren's first season, 'Street Fight'; as well as an overview of the Freeform series:
Siren s01e09 'Street Fight': Donna comes ashore with two other members of her colony to bring Ryn back home. When mermaids once again begin wreaking havoc throughout the town, Dale tries to put an end to it once and for all.
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.