Friday, January 17, 2020

Freeform Sets Premiere Dates for Season 3 of 'Siren' and New Drama 'Motherland: Fort Salem'

During its presentation at the Television Critics Association's winter press tour, Freeform announced premiere dates for the upcoming third season of the original drama series Siren and the series debut of the original drama series Motherland: Fort Salem.

The 10-episode first season of new drama Motherland: Fort Salem will debut on Wednesday, March 18 at 9/8c.

Set in an alternate, present-day America where witches ended their persecution 300 years ago by cutting a deal with the burgeoning U.S. government to fight for their country. The drama follows three young women from basic training in combat magic into terrifying and thrilling early deployment. In this world, the traditional roles of gender and power are flipped, with women on the front lines fighting looming terrorist threats that are strikingly familiar to our world, but with supernatural tactics and weapons.

The drama stars Taylor Hickson, Jessica Sutton, Ashley Nicole Williams, Amalia Holm and Demetria McKinney.

Eliot Laurence created the drama. He executive produces with Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, Kevin Missick, Maria Maggenti and director Steven A. Adelson. Freeform Studios, Gary Sanchez Productions and Hyperobject Industries produce.

The third season of drama Siren will launch with a two-hour premiere on Thursday, April 2 at 9/8c.

Season 3 picks up following Ben's shocking decision to let the reporter die, which has ripple effects in his relationship with Maddie and Ryn. Meanwhile, a dangerous, sophisticated new mermaid arrives in Bristol Cove, challenging Ryn's leadership and igniting an epic undersea battle between rival tribes. All of this is complicated by the fact that Ryn's baby, now being carried by a surrogate, must be protected at all costs.

The drama stars Eline Powell, Alex Roe, Fola Evans-Akingbola, Ian Verdun, Tiffany Lonsdale and Rena Owen.

Eric Wald and Dean White created the drama. They executive produce with Emily Whitesell.