Mermaids in popular culture are often shy but enchanting half-human, half-fish creatures that would risk exposing their secret existence to save drowning sailors in a stormy sea. In mythology, however, these aquatic beings are far from benign, and would prey on hapless seafarers by luring them with their hypnotic song. It’s these vicious mermaids of ancient times that are wreaking havoc not just in the water but also on land in the newest and exciting American drama series Siren premiering Monday, 4 June at 9:45PM on Blue Ant Entertainment.
Legend has it that mermaids once lived on what is now Bristol Cove, a quiet coastal town on the Pacific Northwest. The town folklore would soon prove more than a fairytale with the sudden appearance of a young woman who calls herself Ryn. The mysterious visitor catches the eye of local marine biologist Ben Pownall, whose interest on the strange woman arouses suspicion from fellow marine biologist, Maddie Bishop.
Others, like deep-sea fisherman Xander McClure, are also on a quest to uncover the truth beneath the waves, while town eccentric Helen Hawkins seems to know more about the local legend than what Bristol Cove has been led to believe.
Tension rises between the denizens of land and sea as predatory mermaids seek to claim their birthright.
Belgian actress Eline Powell stars as the mysterious Ryn, opposite British actor Alex Roe playing marine biologist Ben Pownall. Together they unravel the secrets of Bristol Cove along with British actress Fola Evans-Akingbola as Maddie Bishop, American actor Ian Verdun as Xander McClure, and New Zealand actress Rena Owen as the town folklorist, Helen Hawkins.
Women’s digital media and entertainment company Refinery29 describes Siren as “gripping and original,” while one of Florida’s largest newspapers, Tampa Bay Times, says that the show is “worth the deep dive in.” The Internet’s go-to source of entertainment news Cinemablend further applauds Powell as “a standout as Ryn.”
Meet the cast. The Town of Bristol Cove discovers a secret hidden underwater as predatory aquatic creatures suddenly come to the surface. From left: Ian Verdun as deep-sea fisherman Xander McClure, Fola Evans-Akingbola and Ben Pownall as marine biologists Maddie Bishop and Alex Roe, Eline Powell and Sibongile Mlambo as mermaids Ryn and Donna, and Rena Owen as the town folklore expert Helen Hawkins.
Mermaid in disguise. Belgian actress Eline Powell stars as Ryn, a mysterious woman who transforms into a human being to venture into the coastal town of Bristol Cove in Blue Ant Entertainment’s newest American drama, Siren.
Caught in a mystery. English actor Alex Roe plays Ben Pownall, a marine biologist who unwittingly becomes involved in legends and government secrets after encountering the mysterious Ryn (Eline Powell).
Entranced by siren song. Ben Pownall (Alex Roe) becomes drawn to the mysterious Ryn (Eline Powell), who suddenly appeared in Bristol Cove.
Denizens of the sea. Zimbabwean actress Sibongile Mlambo plays Donna, a powerful mermaid accidentally caught by Bristol Cove fishermen.
Fish out of water. The mermaid Ryn (Eline Powell) discovers what it means to take on human form as she explores Bristol Cove on two legs.
Catch the two-hour special premiere of Siren first and exclusive on Monday, 4 June at 9:45P.M. first and exclusive on Blue Ant Entertainment. Blue Ant Entertainment is available on StarHub Channel 509.
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