Last Updated on: February 14th, 2023

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“Siren” is a fantasy drama television series that aired on Freeform (formerly known as ABC Family) from 2018 to 2020. The show was created by Eric Wald and Dean White.

The series is set in the fictional coastal town of Bristol Cove, which is known for its legends about mermaids. The story begins when a mysterious and enigmatic young woman named Ryn (played by Eline Powell) arrives in Bristol Cove. As the town’s inhabitants soon discover, Ryn is not an ordinary woman – she is a mermaid.

As the series unfolds, more mermaids come ashore, and the discovery of their existence disrupts the lives of the townspeople. The show explores the complex relationship between humans and mermaids, as well as the tension and conflicts that arise due to fear, misunderstanding, and conflicting interests.

Ryn, along with two human allies, marine biologists Ben (played by Alex Roe) and Maddie (played by Fola Evans-Akingbola), seeks to bridge the gap between the two worlds and protect her fellow mermaids from harm. The show delves into themes of environmental conservation, prejudice, identity, and the consequences of human actions on the natural world.

“Siren” received praise for its unique take on mermaid mythology and its willingness to explore darker and more complex storylines compared to typical mermaid tales. The show combines elements of fantasy, mystery, romance, and supernatural drama, attracting viewers who enjoy captivating storytelling and character-driven narratives.

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  • Alex Roe: Ben Pownall
  • Eline Powell: Ryn
  • Fola Evans-Akingbola: Maddie Bishop
  • Ian Verdun: Xander McClure
  • Rena Owen: Helen Hawkins
  • Curtis Lum: Calvin Lee
  • David Cubitt: Ted Pownall
  • Sarah-Jane Redmond: Elaine Pownall
  • Hannah Levien: Janine
  • Sedale Threatt Jr: Levi

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