Friday, January 17, 2020

Freeform Gives Series Order to Drama 'Last Summer' Starring Chiara Aurelia and Mika Abdalla

During its presentation at the Television Critics Association's winter press tour, Freeform gave a series order to the original drama series Last Summer starring Chiara Aurelia and Mika Abdalla.

Set across three summers (1993-95) in a small Texas town, a beautiful popular teen, Kate (Abdalla), is abducted and, seemingly unrelated, a girl, Jeanette (Aurelia), goes from being a sweet, awkward outlier to the most popular girl in town and, by 1995, the most despised person in America. Each episode is told from the POV of one of the two main characters which will have the viewers loyalties constantly shifting as more information is revealed.

In addition to Aurelia and Abdalla, the drama stars Michael Landes, Froy Gutierrez, Harley Quinn Smith, Allius Barnes, Blake Lee, Nathaniel Ashton and Brooklyn Sudano.

Bert V. Royal wrote the pilot, which was directed by Max Winkler. They executive produce with Jessica Biel and Michelle Purple. Entertainment One and Iron Ocean Productions produce.