“Cruel Summer” has been picked up for a second season at Freeform, the community introduced Tuesday.
The information comes forward of the hit present’s Season 1 finale, which airs Tuesday at 10 p.m. ET/PT.
Led by Olivia Holt and Chiara Aurelia, the thriller debuted again in April to report multi-platform viewership for Freeform. According to the community, “Cruel Summer” at present stands as its most-watched collection ever, averaging 6.8 million viewers throughout all platforms, together with the linear channel, on demand, the Freeform app and Hulu.
Described as a psychological thriller, “Cruel Summer” facilities on Kate Wallis (Holt), the favored woman with a charmed life who someday goes lacking, and Jeanette Turner (Aurelia), the nerdy wannabe who’s accused of being linked to Kate’s disappearance. Set over three summers and advised via shifting factors of view, the collection challenges notion and follows how one woman can go from being a candy outlier to probably the most despised particular person in America.
Tia Napolitano serves as showrunner and government producer on the eOne collection alongside creator Bert V. Royal and Iron Ocean Productions’ Jessica Biel and Michelle Purple. Michael Landes, Froy Gutierrez, Harley Quinn Smith, Allius Barnes, Blake Lee and Brooklyn Sudano additionally star.
“Renewing Cruel Summer for a season 2 was an easy decision,” Freeform president Tara Duncan stated in an announcement. (*2*)
“Collaborating with Iron Ocean, our dedicated crew, charismatic cast, and our partners at Freeform and eOne has been the best first showrunning experience I could ask for,” Napolitano stated. “I am beyond grateful and excited by the amazing fan response to our show! Continuing to bottle Cruel Summer magic for a Season 2 is an absolute dream come true.”
Biel and Purple added, “We are so proud of this show and the incredible cast and crew who brought so much hard work and grit to every single scene. This wouldn’t have been possible without them and our mastermind showrunner, Tia Napolitano. To be picked up for a second season is a dream and we have so many ideas for where we can take this next. We are excited to get to work with our brilliant team of creatives on this project in addition to our partners at Freeform and eOne, including Jackie Sacerio who brought the project to us. To the audiences who have been tuning into this show week in and week out, THANK YOU!!! This is all for you!”