Mermaids and ocean battles? Yes, please!
Freeform’s upcoming new series, Siren will have all of that and more with Zimbabwean actress, Sibongile Mlambo, embodying a legendary aquatic creature. Mlambo, who is known for her role on MTV’s Teen Wolf, will star as Donna. Deadline describes the character as, “a mystifying and deceptively powerful mermaid.”
The 10-episode drama is set in the fictional town of Bristol Cove, where there has always been whispers of mermaids. When a young woman named Ryn (Eline Powell) who has a deep dark secret arrives in the oceanside town, the mermaids are forced to reveal themselves, and all hell breaks loose.
A battle between man and mermaids ensues, where the mermaids fight to the death to reclaim their once peaceful ocean. English actor, Alex Roe, stars as Ben, a brilliant marine biologist who finds himself drawn to Ryn. Fola Evans-Akingbola, Ian Verdun and Rena Owen also star. From the looks of the trailer, these mermaids aren’t to be messed with.
Mlambo has also been seen in Homeland and will star opposite Chadwick Boseman in the upcoming Netflix drama, Message from the King.
Siren is currently filming in Vancouver and will air in 2018 along with Marvel’s straight-to-series drama Cloak & Dagger. Peep that trailer below.
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