Freeform to Bring ‘Shadowhunters’ and ‘Beyond’ to NYCC


Freeform announced today that they will be bringing cast and executive producers from the hit series ‘Shadowhunters’ and new original drama ‘Beyond’ to New York Comic Con on October 7-8.

New original series ‘Beyond’ will present its first episode in its entirety to the crowd, followed by a Q&A with cast and executive producers, including Tim Kring and David Eick on Friday, October 7. Returning hit series ‘Shadowhunters’ will debut exclusive footage from the upcoming second season during a panel featuring executive producers, McG, Todd Slavkin and Darren Swimmer, and cast, on Saturday, October 8, at the Hammerstein Ballroom.

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Production Underway on The Lonely Island’s ‘Alone Together’ Comedy for Freeform

Production started this week in Los Angeles on the new Freeform comedy pilot ‘Alone Together’ by The Lonely Island team of Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer. In addition to series stars Esther Povitsky and Benji Aflalo, Freeform has cast guest stars Chris D’Elia, Ginger Gonzaga, Edgar Blackmon, Hayley Marie Norman, Kamilla Alnes, Jim O’Heir and Justine Lupe.

‘Alone Together’ is a half-hour, single-camera comedy about two overlooked millennial misfits from different backgrounds trying to make their way into the vain and status-obsessed culture of Los Angeles only to find salvation in their male/female strictly platonic friendship. Esther Povitsky, Benji Aflalo and Eben Russell serve as writers and executive producers on the pilot. Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone, Akiva Schaffer, Billy Rosenberg and Hunter Covington also serve as executive producers. Daniel Gray Longino will direct the pilot.

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Freeform Starts on Production of ‘Issues’ Based on ‘Cosmopolitan”s Joanna Coles

Freeform has begun production of ‘Issues.’ Inspired by the life of Joanna Coles, editor in chief of Cosmopolitan, the scripted show is a glimpse into the outrageous lives and loves of those responsible for a global women’s magazine. Their struggles are about finding your identity, managing friendships and getting your heart broken, all while wearing the perfect jeans to flatter any body type.

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‘The Deep’ Mermaid Drama Pilot Ordered by Freeform

Freeform has greenlit a new drama pilot titled ‘The Deep. Production is set to begin in September in Vancouver.

‘The Deep’ 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. Eric Wald and Dean White will write and executive produce the pilot. Scott Stewart will direct. Brad Luff, Nate Hopper and RD Robb will also serve as executive producers. Emily Whitesell will serve as showrunner.

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‘Famous in Love’ with Bella Thorne Begins Production for Freeform

Bella Thorne in 'Famous in Love'Production has begun in Los Angeles on Freeform’s highly anticipated new original series ‘Famous in Love,’ a one-hour soapy drama putting the spotlight on the dark side of fame, from I. Marlene King and Warner Horizon Television.

Based on the novel by Rebecca Serle published by Little, Brown and Company, ‘Famous in Love’ follows ordinary college student Paige as she gets her big break after auditioning for the starring role in a Hollywood blockbuster. She must now navigate her new star-studded life and undeniable chemistry with her two co-leads, while discovering the highs and lows that come with being the new It Girl in town.

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Freeform Orders ‘Alone Together’ Comedy Pilot from Andy Samberg’s The Lonely Island

Karey Burke, Freeform’s executive vice president of Programming and Development, announced a new comedy pilot ‘Alone Together’ by The Lonely Island team of Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer.

‘Alone Together’ is a half-hour comedy about two overlooked millennial misfits from different backgrounds as they try to make their way into the vain and status-obsessed culture of Los Angeles only to find salvation in their male/female strictly platonic friendship. Esther Povitsky and Benji Afalo will star in, write and executive-produce the pilot. Eben Russell will also write and executive-produce.

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Freeform’s ‘Dead of Summer’ Premieres June 28

MARK INDELICATO, AMBER CONEY, PAULINA SINGER, ELIZABETH LAIL, RONEN RUBINSTEINSeven camp counselors plan for the best summer of their lives, but the evil lurking at Camp Stillwater has other plans in store for them in the series premiere of ‘Dead of Summer,’ debuting on the Freeform network on Tuesday, June 28 at 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm ET.

Set in the late 1980s, school is out for the summer, and a sun-drenched season of firsts beckons the counselors at Camp Stillwater, a seemingly idyllic Midwestern summer camp, including first loves, first kisses—and first kills. Stillwater’s dark, ancient mythology awakens, and what was supposed to be a summer of fun soon turns into one of unforgettable scares and evil at every turn.

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Freeform Announces New Series, Late Night TV, ‘Freeform Fest’ Plus ‘Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger,’ ‘Greek: Reunion’ and More

Freeform is already resonating with viewers three months post launch, Tom Ascheim, president, Freeform, will announce at the upfront today in New York. In a recent brand tracker survey*, consumers describe Freeform with a wide range of positive personality attributes including “fresh,” “bold,” “innovative,” “modern,” “cool” and “made for me.” Brand attributes of “wholesome,” “family friendly,” and “predictable” all declined. Other measured categories including the idea that Freeform is “forward-thinking,” “fun and entertaining to watch,” “has compelling stories,” “has programs with situations and characters I can relate to” and makes them “feel good when they watch this network” improved significantly as well.

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‘Beyond’ Series Starts Production for Freeform

Production begins this week in Vancouver on Freeform’s latest original series ‘Beyond.’ ‘Beyond’ is a one-hour drama about Holden, a young man who wakes up from a coma after 12 years and discovers new abilities that propel him into the middle of a dangerous conspiracy. Now Holden must try and figure out what happened to him during those 12 years; how to survive a world that changed while he was gone; and answer the question, why did this happen to him?

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Anthony Stewart Head Joins Freeform’s ‘Guilt’

 (ABC Family/Nick Ray) DAISY HEADActor Anthony Stewart Head has been cast on Freeform’s new original series ‘Guilt’ in a recurring role as James Lahue, Grace and Natalie Atwood’s wealthy, charming stepfather with ties to murder victim Molly Ryan. He has begun work in London alongside his daughter, Daisy Head, who stars as Grace, the prime suspect in the murder. The series is a co-production of Sea to Sky Entertainment, the joint venture between Lionsgate Television and Thunderbird Films and BV Family Productions, and stars Billy Zane, Emily Tremaine, Cristian Solimeno, Naomi Ryan, Kevin Ryan, Zachary Fall , Simona Brown and newcomer Sam Cassidy.

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