AN UNFORGETTABLE SUMMER KICKS OFF IN THE SERIES PREMIERE OF
'DEAD OF SUMMER' ON JUNE 28
Seven 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," airing TUESDAY, JUNE 28 (9:00 - 10:00 p.m. EDT), on Freeform.
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.
In the premiere episode, "Patience," Camp Stillwater is about to reopen after being closed down for years. Deb (Elizabeth Mitchell), the new owner, has thrown her heart, soul and life savings into renovating the camp she loved as a child. She isn't the only one excited to return as six former campers - Alex (Ronen Rubinstein), Jessie (Paulina Singer), Cricket (Amber Coney), Joel (Eli Goree), Blair (Mark Indelicato) and Blotter (Zachary Gordon) - join her as counselors hoping to experience the freedom that camp brings now that they are older. Not part of the old crew, Amy (Elizabeth Lail) is not just new to Camp Stillwater, but to camp in general. While Amy tries her best to fit in with the already tight group, Drew (Zelda Williams) is content to be left alone. As everyone settles in and prepares for the campers' arrival, Amy is the first to get a feeling that something is not right with this idyllic summer camp.
The series stars Elizabeth Mitchell ("Lost," "The Purge: Election Year") as Deborah "Deb" Carpenter, Elizabeth Lail ("Once Upon a Time") as Amy Hughes, Zelda Williams ("Teen Wolf") as Drew Reeves, Mark Indelicato ("Ugly Betty") as Blair Ramos, Alberto Frezza ("Charlie's Angels") as Deputy Garrett Sykes, Eli Goree ("The 100") as Joel Goodson, Ronen Rubinstein ("Orange Is the New Black") as Alex Powell, Amber Coney ("Class") as Carolina "Cricket" Diaz and Paulina Singer ("Gotham") as Jessie Tyler.
"Dead of Summer" is produced by ABC Signature Studios and Kitsis/Horowitz. Adam Horowitz, Edward Kitsis ("Once Upon a Time," "Lost") and Ian Goldberg ("Once Upon a Time," "Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior") write and executive-produce the series. Steve Pearlman ("Once Upon a Time") serves as executive producer. "Patience" is written by Edward Kitsis & Adam Horowitz & Ian Goldberg and directed by Adam Horowitz.
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About ABC Signature
Established in 2013, ABC Signature is ABC Studios' boutique division, which spearheads development in premium and basic cable, emerging platforms and off-cycle, direct to series programming for broadcast networks. Signature recently completed production on the multi-cam comedy pilot for Freeform entitled "Gorgeous Morons," produced by Danny Chun, Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky. ABC Signature's series credits include the USA half-hour comedy "Benched," starring Eliza Coupe, and the ABC drama series "Blood & Oil," starring Don Johnson and Chace Crawford.