Producers

Hit Freeform series Siren producers Emily Wald and Eric Whitesell stop in to talk season 2 with the GeekRockTV team.

The producers are so excited that season 2 of Siren just got upped to a 16-episode season. It provides so much more room to explore the characters and the world! They tell us that they have been researching various siren mythologies from all over the world. They plan on incorporating elements from different mythologies, along with some environmental research in this new season. Between those two additions and what they have going on from last season, we’re in for a wild ride this season! Wald and Whitesell allude to the possibility of Katrina and Levi coming back. They are also particularly interested having the characters work out the differences between siren song and actual love. Wald and Whitesell are excited to answer questions about the Ben/Maddie/Ryn dynamic. Why can’t we have all three of them in a relationship together? Whatever choices happen there, it will undoubtedly be an interesting story to explore, because everyone involved can benefit. Most of all, they are excited to explore new things you don’t typically see on television. Non-human characters bring non-human ideas to the table, which opens up a whole new world of possibility for how those relationships can grow, change, and expand. Lastly, before our producers get pulled away, we discuss Helen’s mermaid powers. Whitesell reveals that she may not be able to transform completely because she has been on land too long. Her awareness and understanding of mermaid culture and sensitivity towards it was always her strong suit. But going forward, there will be new aspects of her to explore!

41Fresh off the heels of their first season, the cast and executive producers of Freeform’s hit mermaid drama Siren make their San Diego Comic-Con debut, recapping season 1 and revealing what fans can expect from season 2. In this epic tale, the coastal town of Bristol Cove is turned upside down when a mysterious girl (Eline Powell) appears and begins wreaking havoc on the small fishing town. Using their resources, marine biologists Ben (Alex Roe) and Maddie (Fola Evans-Akingbola) must work together to find out who and what drove this primal hunter of the deep sea to land. Panelists include executive producers Eric Wald and Emily Whitesell, with series stars Eline Powell, Alex Roe, Fola Evans-Akingbola, Ian Verdun, and Rena Owen. Moderated by TLC’s Chilli. | Siren

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Jacqueline Van Bronkhorst | Writing Contributor
B.A | Screenwriting | Chapman University
Jacqueline was very young when she found her first love: stories. She’s been surrounded by them her whole life, and when she realized she wanted to tell stories for a living she found her place in the world. In fact, she loves storytelling so much that she decided to go to college where she could write and travel the world to find more unique stories. She is a proud writer, self-taught musician and artist, Disney fanatic, Ravenclaw, sci-fi and fantasy lover, self-proclaimed honorary Avenger, and complete geek. Having written everything from fan fiction to newspaper articles, book reviews to experimental prose that was published in her university’s Honors Journal. She has gone many places in pursuit of her degree, from interning at a documentary company in Venice Beach to assisting a Lonely Planet writer in Prague, and she hopes to continue using her writing skills to inform and inspire people. Instagram: @jvb_1996 | View My Blogs

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