Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Freeform Renews 'Everything's Gonna Be Okay' and 'Motherland: Fort Salem'

Freeform has today ordered second seasons of the original comedy series Everything's Gonna Be Okay and the original drama series Motherland: Fort Salem. Both series will return with new episodes in 2021.

"We couldn't be happier to bring both Everything's Gonna Be Okay and Motherland: Fort Salem back for second seasons," said Lauren Corrao, Head of Originals, Freeform. "Each show's originality, characters and themes struck a chord with our audience, and we're excited to share the ambitious stories the writers have planned for season two. We have a strong slate ahead, and with our young adult audience coming of age in a time that will forever impact their lives, we owe it to them to tell bold, authentic stories that reflect who they are and where they are going."

Everything's Gonna Be Okay stars Josh Thomas, Kayla Cromer, Maeve Press and Adam Faison.

Thomas also created the comedy. He executive produces with Jon Thoday, Richard Allen-Turner, David Martin, Kevin Whyt and Stephanie Swedlove. Avalon Television and Freeway Studios produce.

"This is great nows, not just because it means I have a group of writers that have to hang out on my screen with me all day and I don't have to be along anymore getting weird," said Thomas, "but because I love this show and I love these characters and I love our cast and crew and making another season is just going to be so nice."

Motherland: Fort Salem stars Taylor Hickson, Amalia Holm, Demetria McKinney, Jessica Sutton, Ashley Nicole Williams and Lyne Renée.

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

"I could not be more grateful for the chance to keep exploring the world of Motherland: Fort Salem," said Laurence. "Freeform has been such a fabulous home for us through the development process, production, post and marketing. I'm also blown away by the love we've gotten from our fans, whose excitement and passion played a massive part in this renewal. Thank you, witches!"