Syfy UK Picks Up Mermaid Thriller ‘Siren’ & Sci-fi Crime Drama ‘Stitchers’
‘Siren‘ is set in the little coastal town of Bristol Cove, known for its legend of once being home to mermaids. When the arrival of a mysterious girl proves this folklore all too true, the battle between man and sea takes a very vicious turn as these predatory beings return to reclaim their right to the ocean.
The series stars Alex Roe (‘The 5th Wave’) as Ben, a bright marine biologist who finds himself drawn to a mysterious new girl in town, Ryn, played by Eline Powell (‘Game of Thrones’), who is a strange young woman with a deep dark secret. Fola Evans-Akingbola (‘An American Exorcism’) stars as Maddie, also a marine biologist who works with Ben, and is highly suspicious of Ryn. Ian Verdun (‘Life’s a Drag’) stars as Xander, a deep sea fisherman on a quest to uncover the truth; and Rena Owen (‘Star Wars’ Episodes II and III) as Helen, the town eccentric who seems to know more about the mermaids than she lets on. Based on a story by Eric Wald and Dean White who both serve as executive produces.
Emily Whitesell (‘Finding Carter’) serves as Showrunner and Executive Producer, along with Brad Luff, Nate Hopper and RD Robb.
‘Siren‘ is due to air on Syfy UK in May 2018.
‘Stitchers‘ follows Kirsten (Emma Ishta) a young woman recruited into a covert government agency to be ‘stitched’ into the minds of the recently deceased using their memories to investigate murders and decipher mysteries that otherwise would have gone to the grave.
Working alongside Kirsten is Cameron (Kyle Harris), a brilliant neuroscientist whose passion for the program is evident in his work. The secret program is headed by Maggie (Salli Richardson-Whitfield), a skilled veteran of covert operations, and includes Linus (Ritesh Rajan), a socially immature bioelectrical engineer and communications technician. Kirsten’s roommate Camille (Allison Scagliotti), a gifted computer science grad student, is also recruited to use her skills to assist Kirsten in her new role as a ‘stitcher’.
I think it’s only fair to point out ‘Stitchers’ ran for 3 seasons in the US before being cancelled, so just bear that in mind going into the show.
‘Stitchers‘ will come to Syfy UK “later” (i.e. later than May) in 2018.
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