Freeform Begins Production on Original Drama Pilot “The Deep”

The Mermaids are coming.

Freeform on Thursday announced that production has begun in Vancouver on the network’s latest drama pilot The Deep (working title).

The series is a one-hour drama that 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 Deep 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.

The Deep isn’t the only mermaid series on the horizon; Lifetime has Sea Change (working title), a supernatural drama based on Aimee Friedman’s YA novel, which began production this past summer in Nova Scotia.

Keep checking back on OMFGTV for more updates on The Deep as they become available.