First off – it’s a show about mermaids and who doesn’t love a good mermaid tale? The thing that sets this show apart from other mermaid adventures is that this feels exactly what mermaids would be like if they really existed: beautiful, smart and lethal. We’ve all seen mermaids depicted as these soft, lovely creatures that have incredible singing voices that would put anyone on American Idol to shame. With Siren it gives them a much more realistic feel as predators more than anything else – which would make complete sense. They are half human after all and humans are the greatest predators on earth so why wouldn’t they also rule the sea? Also some of the mythology behind sirens is that they used their beautiful voices to draw sailors to their death after crashing their boats on the shores – they are predators. As we’ve seen from the trailer (which you can check out below), these mermaids are kill first, ask questions later, especially if you are in the water with them.
The other thing we really like about this show is that there is a deeper message here and it’s about the environment. There aren’t a lot of shows that touch on this subject matter, but Siren makes a point of shining a light on this topic in a way that could actually reach young people and make them take an interest in it. The mermaids on this show haven’t been seen in decades after most were slaughtered, so the ones that survived lived in the depths of the ocean. Now that their food supply has been depleted they are coming closer to the surface to try to find a new food source. This is something that is very prevalent in 2018 that is happening to the sea life, so it’s nice to see a show finding a way to bring us a compelling story, but also have a a strong message.
CarterMatt was at the Siren panel today at Wondercon and one of the things we were thrilled to see was how much the cast really vibed with one another. We’ve been to a ton of cons and have seen too many panels to count, but one of the things we always look for is a cast that has great chemistry and that is definitely here with this group. They seem like they all get along really well off set and we’ve seen the premiere and can tell you that there’s some amazing chemistry on screen too. Not only that but they were really engaging with everyone there and did a great job getting people excited about the show.
The premiere of Siren will be airing on Thursday, March 29 at 8:00 pm on Freeform.
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