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Posted Thursday 6/21/18 at 7:07PM EDT
Shadowhunters fans donate to The Trevor Project in response to Freeform's cancelation
So far, Shadowhunters fans have raised $13,000 in conjunction with their #SaveShadowhunters campaign for the nonprofit that aides LGBTQ youth as part. The fans wanted to "raise awareness and also showcase the generosity of the Shadowhunters fandom."
Posted Wednesday 6/13/18 at 3:30AM EDT
The Bold Type's new boss wants to go deeper into tackling social issues in Season 2
New showrunner Amanda Lasher says she didn't want to shake up the Freeform series -- she wanted to go deeper into what it had been doing in Season 1. "We're tackling a broad spectrum of social issues, and what's really important to me is to always tackle these issues through the scope of the girls' friendship," she says. "I thought that this show did an amazing job tackling that storyline in season one and was very much ahead of its time with that. And I appreciated that, because the (MTV) show that I came from before this was called Sweet/Vicious, which also tackled sexual assault from the point of view of the survivor. I know how important those stories are and how meaningful they are. And I thought that The Bold Type did an amazing job with it."
Posted Tuesday 6/12/18 at 6:33PM EDT
Marvel's Cloak & Dagger delivers Freeform's best series launch in two years
About 1.64 million total viewers watched last week's premiere of the young-superhero drama.
Posted Tuesday 6/12/18 at 1:37PM EDT
Shadowhunters boss says the series finale will leave fans "deeply satisfied"
In response to a concerned fan, executive producer Todd Slavkin tweeted of the two-hour finale: "It's not rushed. Not at all. It's beautiful."
Posted Thursday 6/07/18 at 10:08PM EDT
Freeform's Marvel teen series Cloak & Dagger offers a more conceptual aspect to the superhero story
The Marvel series about teenagers connected by their superpowers is more than just a moody teen drama, says Charles Pulliam-Moore. "Unlike a lot of Marvel’s other television shows, Cloak & Dagger is relatively light on the traditional comic book-y action, and because of that, the show instead focuses on a more conceptual aspect of their superpowers," he says. "When Tyrone and Tandy make physical contact with other people, they’re able to glimpse into their souls and see either their darkest fears or brightest hopes. Though the kids don’t initially understand what they’re doing, in time they come to use that particular aspect of their abilities to move through the world as more understanding, empathic people."
- Unlike other Marvel series, Cloak & Dagger challenges its white audience to look critically at preconceived views about the relationship between race and class
- Cloak & Dagger doesn't rush itself, a gutsy move for a weekly teen series hoping to capture the short attention span of young viewers
- Cloak & Dagger finds its identity and gives viewers a reason to invest after a rocky start
- Stars Aubrey Joseph and Olivia Holt recount their very unusual audition
- Executive producer Joe Pokaski explains how the characters, first introduced in 1982, were made relevant in 2018
Posted Thursday 6/07/18 at 12:59AM EDT
The Fosters co-creator: We didn't want to do the Downton Abbey series finale
"These are messy real people on messy real journeys, and those journeys don’t always run parallel," says executive producer and co-creator Peter Paige. He adds: "We got a little less political, a little more into the relationships and who these people were becoming in their adult lives. It was nice to be able to check in with all of them and see how they were making it on the road to adulthood. We wanted to create stories where there would be organic reasons to remind us how far we’ve come, where, in moving forward, we would naturally look back."
Posted Tuesday 6/05/18 at 5:25PM EDT
Shadowhunters' cancelation was "purely economic"
Freeform programming chief Karey Burke confirms that its co-producer losing its Netflix deal resulted in the cancelation after three seasons. "We went back and forth with them but ultimately we just couldn’t make the economics work,” she said. “We were very happy creatively with it.”
Posted Tuesday 6/05/18 at 5:25PM EDT
Freeform orders Motherland female military fantasy drama pilot from Claws creator
The Eliot Laurence-created pilot follows three young women in an alternate America where predominantly females fight for the country. "In this world, the traditional roles of gender and power are flipped with the more dominant women on the front lines fighting looming terrorist threats that are familiar to our world, but with tactics and weapons supernatural," according to Deadline.
Posted Tuesday 6/05/18 at 1:02PM EDT
Joss Whedon to produce potential Freeform female detective comedy series Pippa Smith: Grown-Up Detective
The proposed series will follow Pippa Smith, a 20-something former child star who solves cases after playing a kid sleuth on television.
Posted Monday 6/04/18 at 9:38PM EDT
Freeform cancels Shadowhunters, ending with a two-hour series finale
The supernatural drama based on The Mortal Instruments book series will wrap up when the second half of Season 3 airs next year, followed by a two-hour series finale. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Shadowhunters was canceled after losing its Netflix streaming deal, which took away its financial viability.
Posted Wednesday 5/23/18 at 2:17PM EDT
The Fosters spinoff gets a title: Good Trouble
The Freeform series stars Maia Mitchell and Cierra Ramirez as their characters Callie and Mariana move to Los Angeles. Freeform also announced that Crazy Rich Asians director John M. Chu will direct the first episode.
Posted Tuesday 5/15/18 at 6:27PM EDT
Freeform sets a Hocus Pocus 25th anniversary special
Hocus Pocus 25th Anniversary Extravaganza, celebrating the beloved 1993 film starring Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy, will be part of Freeform's "13 Nights of Halloween."
Posted Tuesday 5/15/18 at 1:10PM EDT
Freeform renews mermaid thriller Siren
The cable network has ordered a 16-episode second season of Siren, which has had six episodes in Season 1.
Posted Wednesday 5/09/18 at 5:28PM EDT
Watch The Bold Type's Season 2 trailer
The dramedy about 20-somethings who work at at a Cosmo-like magazine returns with a two-hour premiere on June 12.
Posted Monday 4/30/18 at 8:42PM EDT
Nightline is trying to establish itself as a brand, not just as a late-night news program
Nightline's brand will be showcased in primetime tonight with a Parkland school shooting documentary on Freeform, titled For Our Lives: Parkland. “Nightline is more than just a time slot,” says executive producer Steven Baker. “This is a brand that tells stories, no matter where it is seen.”