Freeform, the network formerly known as ABC Family, has given the green light for the drama pilot “The Deep”. Production begins this September in Vancouver.
The story is set in Bristol Cove, a coastal town 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 vicious turn.
Emily Whitesell (“Finding Carter”) will serve as showrunner while Scott Stewart (“Dominion”) will direct the pilot from a script by Eric Wald and Dean White. Wald, White, Brad Luff, Nate Hopper and RD Robb will executive produce.