Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Freeform Renews 'Cruel Summer' for Season 2

Ahead of tonight's first season finale, Freeform has renewed its original drama series Cruel Summer for a second summer. However, the cable network didn't confirm whether the new season will featuring the same cast and story or shift to an anthology format with new characters.

The drama stars Olivia Holt, Chiara Aurelia, Michael Landes, Froy Gutierrez, Harley Quinn Smith, Allius Barnes, Blake Lee and Brooklyn Sudano.

Bert V. Royal created the drama, with Tia Napolitano serving as showrunner. They executive produce with Jessica Biel and Michelle Purple. Entertainment One and Iron Ocean Productions produce.

"Collaborating with Iron Ocean, our dedicated crew, charismatic cast, and our partners at Freeform and eOne has been the best first showrunning experience I could ask for," said Napolitano. "I am beyond grateful and excited by the amazing fan response to our show. Continuing to bottle Cruel Summer magic for a Season 2 is an absolute dream come true."