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[07/06/21 - 11:16 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, July 6
Updates include: Lily Rabe tapped for HBO's "Love and Death"; Kyle MacLachlan set as Howard Baskin in Peacock's "Joe Exotic"; and Robin Givens joins the cast of The CW's "Batwoman."

[06/15/21 - 11:30 AM]
Freeform's "Cruel Summer" Renewed for Second Season
"Cruel Summer" is the network's most-watched series ever, ranking as the No. 1 new cable drama of the year among Women 18-34.

[04/30/21 - 01:45 PM]
"Cruel Summer" Is Freeform's Most-Watched Series Debut Ever
The Jessica Biel produced drama is likewise the network's best-ever series debut among Adults 18-49 (2.65 million) and Adults 18-34 (1.33 million).

[03/11/21 - 11:37 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, March 11
Updates include: Lizze Broadway, Jaz Sinclair to star in Amazon's "The Boys" spin-off; Maryam Basir to lead ALLBLK's "Lace"; and "Access Hollywood" spin-off "All Access" to sign off in June.

[02/26/21 - 09:02 AM]
"Cruel Summer" - Psychological Thriller Will Have Its Series Debut Tuesday, April 20 with a Two-Hour Event
From executive producer Jessica Biel, "Cruel Summer" is a psychological thriller that follows two young women: Kate Wallis, the popular girl with a charmed life who one day goes missing, and Jeanette Turner, the nerdy wannabe who is accused of being connected to Kate's disappearance.

[10/30/20 - 11:07 PM]
Development Update: Friday, October 30
Updates include: FOX cancels new dramas "Filthy Rich," "Next"; Rachel Keller to star in "Tokyo Vice" at HBO Max; and Sarah Drew to recur on Freeform's "Cruel Summer."

[05/19/20 - 11:00 AM]
Freeform Announces Programming Slate for 2020 and 2021
Highlights include the renewals of "Everything's Gonna be Okay" and "Motherland: Fort Salem."

[05/18/20 - 11:22 PM]
Development Update: Monday, May 18
Updates include: Olivia Holt returns to Freeform with "Cruel Summer"; Netflix renews "Hello Ninja" for third season; and B.J. Novak brings "Young People" to HBO Max.

[01/17/20 - 12:56 PM]
Freeform Orders "Last Summer" to Series from Bert V. Royal, Jessica Biel, Michelle Purple, Max Winkler and eOne
The series stars Chiara Aurelia, Mika Abdalla, Michael Landes, Froy Gutierrez, Harley Quinn Smith, Allius Barnes, Blake Lee, Nathaniel Ashton and Brooklyn Sudano.

[11/13/19 - 12:15 PM]
Freeform Assembles the Cast for Pilot "Last Summer" from Bert V. Royal, Jessica Biel, Michelle Purple, Max Winkler and eOne
Chiara Aurelia, Mika Abdalla, Michael Landes, Froy Gutierrez, Harley Quinn Smith, Allius Barnes, Blake Lee, Nathaniel Ashton, and Brooklyn Sudano will star in the project.

[09/25/19 - 09:45 AM]
Freeform Orders "Last Summer" Pilot from eOne
The project is written and executive produced by Bert V. Royal, with Iron Ocean Productions' Jessica Biel and Michelle Purple, and Max Winkler, who will also direct.







CRUEL SUMMER (FREEFORM)
Returns in TBA 2022 (Exact Date TBA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
4/20/21 - ???
STATUS:
returning in 2021/2022 (date TBA)
TIME SLOT:
not on the schedule
CURRENT SEASON:
2 (??? episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
Season 2 ordered on 6/15/21
DESCRIPTION:
(from Freeform's press release, June 2021) Freeform has renewed its most-watched series ever, "Cruel Summer," for season two, ahead of the season one finale airing today, Tuesday, June 15, at 10 p.m. EDT/PDT on Freeform, streaming next day on Hulu. "Cruel Summer" is the first scripted series to debut under Freeform President Tara Duncan. "Cruel Summer" is the network's most-watched series ever, ranking as the No. 1 new cable drama of the year among Women 18-34, with the most recent episode delivering the drama's biggest linear TV audience yet - surging by 31% over its premiere. In MP35, the series averages 6.8 million viewers per episode. On Hulu, "Cruel Summer" was the most-watched next-day season one title from a linear channel in its first seven weeks to date. "Cruel Summer" is the No. 1 most engaged new scripted cable series on social in 2021.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Allius Barnes as Vince Fuller
· Blake Lee as Martin Harris
· Brooklyn Sudano as Angela Prescott
· Chiara Aurelia as Jeanette Turner
· Froy Gutierrez as Jamie Henson
· Harley Quinn Smith as Mallory Higgins
· Michael Landes as Greg Turner
· Nathaniel Ashton as Ben
· Olivia Holt as Kate Wallis
RECURRING/PREVIOUS CAST INFORMATION:
· Mika Abdalla as Kate Wallis (Original Pilot)
CREW INFORMATION:
· Bert V. Royal as CRTR/EP
· Jessica Biel as EP
· Max Winkler as EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Michelle Purple as EP
· Tia Napolitano as EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Entertainment One
· Iron Ocean Productions