FREEFORM GETS ITS WINGS WITH FIRST ORIGINAL CHRISTMAS MOVIE,
'ANGRY ANGEL,' FROM SONY PICTURES TELEVISION
Jason Biggs and Brenda Song Set to Star in Two-Hour Television Event
Production Kicked Off This Week in Toronto
Freeform, Disney's young adult television and streaming network, in association with Sony Pictures Television, announced today that it has started production on their first original Christmas movie, "Angry Angel," in Toronto. From Golden Globe-nominated director and writer Will Gluck ("Easy A", "Friends with Benefits"), the two-hour special holiday feature stars Jason Biggs ("Orange Is the New Black"), Brenda Song ("Pure Genius"), Ricky Mabe ("Preacher"), Andrew Bachelor ("Meet the Blacks") and Andy Favreau ("Aquarius").
Set in New York City, "Angry Angel" follows a young woman turned angel, Allison Pyke (played by Song), who is stuck on Earth and can't seem to ring the right bells in order to pass through those pearly gates into heaven. When the love of her life, Patrick (played by Mabe), shows up in New York City, it complicates Pyke's journey as well as frustrates her angel mentor Jason Biggs (played by Biggs). The not-so-merry situation also turns into an unexpected love triangle with her friend with sometimes benefits, Barker (played by Favreau).
The film will be a part of Freeform's annual "Countdown to 25 Days of Christmas," which begins on Saturday, November 18. The annual countdown to the fan favorite "25 Days of Christmas" will feature titles that will get everyone in the Christmas spirit, including: "Elf," "Richie Rich's Christmas Wish," "Home Alone" and many more. The full slate for "Countdown to 25 Days of Christmas" and "25 Days of Christmas" will be announced at a later date.
Produced by Olive Bridge Entertainment in association with Sony Pictures Television, Will Gluck and Richard Schwartz will serve as executive producers. "Angry Angel" will premiere in November 2017.
About Sony Pictures Television
Sony Pictures Television (http://www.sonypicturestelevision.com), a Sony Pictures Entertainment company, is one of the television industry's leading content providers, producing and distributing programming worldwide in every genre and for every platform. In addition to one of the industry's largest libraries of award-winning feature films, television shows and formats, Sony Pictures Television (SPT) boasts a current program slate that includes top-rated daytime dramas and game shows, landmark off-network series, original animated series and critically acclaimed primetime dramas, comedies and telefilms. In addition to its U.S. production business, SPT has 18 wholly owned or joint venture production companies in 12 countries and also maintains offices in 31 countries. SPT advertiser sales is one of the premier national advertising sales companies and handles the commercial inventory in SPT's syndicated series as well as the Rural Media Group and DoctorOZ.com
Part of the Disney|ABC Television Group, Freeform connects to audiences and goes beyond entertainment with bold original programming and immersive social engagement. As Disney's young adult television and streaming network, it delivers a unique mix of quality original and acquired series, plus fan-favorite movies and the holiday events "13 Nights of Halloween" and "25 Days of Christmas." The Freeform app is a service that allows viewers with participating TV subscription services access to 24/7 live viewing of the network, as well as continued on-demand access via a wide array of devices.