THE WOODS CALL OUT TO A CAMPER IN AN ALL-NEW EPISODE OF
'DEAD OF SUMMER' ON TUESDAY, JULY 5
Exclusive First Look of the Episode on the Freeform App Starting Tuesday, June 28
A new camper finds himself in the middle of the mystery of Camp Stillwater in "Barney Rubble Eyes," an all-new episode of "Dead of Summer," airing TUESDAY, JULY 5 (9:00 - 10:00 p.m. EDT), on Freeform.
The campers arrive to Camp Stillwater and quickly Alex and Blotter realize one of their new charges, Anton, is going to be a handful. With the tendency to wander off into the woods talking to himself, Alex and Blotter think the shy kid just has an imaginary friend. But when Anton starts talking about "the Tall Man" and communicating cryptic messages to them, they begin to wonder what lurks in the woods around Stillwater. Meanwhile, flashbacks show how Alex got his "if you want something in life, you have to take it" attitude.
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.
Guest stars include Zachary Gordon as Jason "Blotter" Cohen, Charles Mesure as Sheriff Boyd Heelan, Andrew J. West as Damon Crowley, Benjamin Wilkinson as Tommy Delasotta and Tony Todd as the Tall Man.
"Barney Rubble Eyes" is written by Ian Goldberg and directed by Ron Underwood.
Freeform viewers can get an exclusive first look at "Barney Rubble Eyes" immediately following the series premiere episode on Tuesday, June 28 on the Freeform app.
"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.
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About ABC Studios
ABC Studios is a leader in the development, production and strategic distribution of entertainment content across broadcast, cable and on demand platforms. The studio is the key content provider for the ABC Entertainment Group, having produced multiple seasons of hit series, including current shows "American Crime," "black-ish," "Grey's Anatomy," "How to Get Away with Murder," "Marvel's Agents of "S.H.I.E.L.D.," "Mistresses," "Once Upon a Time," "Scandal" and "Secrets and Lies" for ABC; "Criminal Minds" for CBS and "Devious Maids" for Lifetime. For the current season, ABC Studios is producing "Quantico" and "The Real O'Neals" on ABC, and "Code Black" and "Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders" on CBS.
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.