Fans of Eric Wald and Emily Whitesell's Siren still have some time to debate the ramifications of the second season finale of Freeform's mermaid fantasy-action drama before it returns for a third season, but that doesn't mean it's too early to start learning more about what season 3 will bring Ben (Alex Roe), Maddie (Fola Evans-Akingbola), and Ryn (Eline Powell) as they face Bristol Cove's – and the mankind's – new world order.
In fact, fans found out on Thursday via the Television Critics Association (TCA) winter press event that the series will come storming back to Freeform on Thursday, April 2, with a two-episode premiere (9:00-11:00 p.m. EDT). To celebrate the news, the network also released a preview image as well as an overview of the upcoming season:
Ben's shocking decision to let the reporter die at the end of season two has ripple effects in his relationship with Maddie and Ryn. Meanwhile, a dangerous, sophisticated new mermaid arrives in Bristol Cove, challenging Ryn's leadership and igniting an epic undersea battle between rival tribes. All of this is complicated by the fact that Ryn's baby, now being carried by a surrogate, must be protected at all costs.
Executive produced by Whitesell and Wald, Siren also stars Ian Verdun and Rena Owen. Tiffany Lonsdale (S.W.A.T.) joins as Tia, an extremely intelligent mermaid with a highly evolved knowledge of the human condition. She speaks several languages, understands advanced science and technology, and was trained as a high level warrior.
Here's a Look Back at Freeform's "Siren" Season 2…
In the second season of Freeform's Siren, more mermaids arrived in the once-sleepy fishing town: some seeking revenge, some looking to explore – with something catastrophic driving them out of the sea. Ben and Maddie continued to establish a bond with mermaid Ryn – not just to protect her but to save her entire civilization.
Freeform's Siren is based on a story by Eric Wald and Dean White, with Emily Whitesell (Finding Carter) serving as showrunner. Wald, White, and Whitesell join Brad Luff, Nate Hopper, and RD Robb as executive producers.
"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 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.
Ben and Maddie are uncertain about the mermaids' future after the deadly consequences of the attack on the oil rig and, with the mermaids returning to sea, are left feeling lost without Ryn. Once Helen learns she's not the only one of her kind, she discovers there is a dark side to her people's past.