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[05/19/20 - 11:00 AM]
Freeform Announces Programming Slate for 2020 and 2021
Highlights include the renewals of "Everything's Gonna be Okay" and "Motherland: Fort Salem."

[05/18/20 - 11:22 PM]
Development Update: Monday, May 18
Updates include: Olivia Holt returns to Freeform with "Cruel Summer"; Netflix renews "Hello Ninja" for third season; and B.J. Novak brings "Young People" to HBO Max.

[01/17/20 - 12:56 PM]
Freeform Orders "Last Summer" to Series from Bert V. Royal, Jessica Biel, Michelle Purple, Max Winkler and eOne
The series stars Chiara Aurelia, Mika Abdalla, Michael Landes, Froy Gutierrez, Harley Quinn Smith, Allius Barnes, Blake Lee, Nathaniel Ashton and Brooklyn Sudano.

[11/13/19 - 12:15 PM]
Freeform Assembles the Cast for Pilot "Last Summer" from Bert V. Royal, Jessica Biel, Michelle Purple, Max Winkler and eOne
Chiara Aurelia, Mika Abdalla, Michael Landes, Froy Gutierrez, Harley Quinn Smith, Allius Barnes, Blake Lee, Nathaniel Ashton, and Brooklyn Sudano will star in the project.

[09/25/19 - 09:45 AM]
Freeform Orders "Last Summer" Pilot from eOne
The project is written and executive produced by Bert V. Royal, with Iron Ocean Productions' Jessica Biel and Michelle Purple, and Max Winkler, who will also direct.







CRUEL SUMMER (FREEFORM)
Premieres in TBA 2021 (Exact Date TBA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
???
STATUS:
new in 2020/2021 (date TBA)
TIME SLOT:
not on the schedule
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (??? episodes)
DESCRIPTION:
(from Freeform's press release, May 2020) From executive producers Bert V. Royal and Jessica Biel, Freeform's highly anticipated psychological thriller "Cruel Summer" will now debut in 2021. Olivia Holt ("Marvel's Cloak & Dagger") returns to the network to co-star in the series. The unconventional drama takes place over three summers in the 90s when a beautiful and popular teen goes missing, and a seemingly unrelated girl transforms from a sweet and awkward outlier to the most popular girl in town, eventually becoming the most despised person in America. Each episode is told from alternating POVs. The series stars Olivia Holt, Chiara Aurelia, Michael Landes, Froy Gutierrez, Harley Quinn Smith, Allius Barnes, Blake Lee and Brooklyn Sudano. "Cruel Summer" comes from eOne and executive producers Bert V. Royal, with Iron Ocean Productions' Jessica Biel and Michelle Purple. Max Winkler directs and executive produces the pilot.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Allius Barnes as Vince
· Blake Lee as Martin
· Brooklyn Sudano as Angela
· Chiara Aurelia as Jeanette
· Froy Gutierrez as Jamie
· Harley Quinn Smith as Mallory
· Michael Landes as Greg
· Nathaniel Ashton as Ben
· Olivia Holt as Kate
RECURRING/PREVIOUS CAST INFORMATION:
· Mika Abdalla as Kate (Original Pilot)
CREW INFORMATION:
· Bert V. Royal as CRTR/EP
· Jessica Biel as EP
· Max Winkler as EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Michelle Purple as EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Entertainment One
· Iron Ocean Productions