DEAD OF SUMMER: ABC Family/Freeform Picks Up New Horror Series


ABC Family is rebranding itself as Freeform in 2016 and now the network has announced its first official pick-up under its new banner: DEAD OF SUMMER.

The series is created by Adam Horowitz & Edward Kitsis, along with ONCE UPON A TIME writer Ian Goldberg. Here’s what we know about the show: “Set in the late 1980s, school is out for the summer, and a sun-drenched season of firsts beckons the counselors at Camp Clearwater, a seemingly idyllic Midwestern summer camp, including first loves, first kisses – and first kills. Clearwater’s dark, ancient mythology awakens, and what was supposed to be a summer of fun soon turns into one of unforgettable scares and evil at every turn. Part coming-of-age story, part supernatural horror story, DEAD OF SUMMER is a bold, new series that mixes genres as it examines the light and dark of a summer like no other.”

There’s no word yet on a premiere date but DEAD OF SUMMER has been given a straight-to-series order based on a multiple-script commitment.

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