Deadline reported, Freeform ordered a pilot episode for ‘The Deep.’ The production is set to start in Vancouver this September. It is a drama about mermaid with an reinvented plot. You can read the brief synopsis of the show below:
The Deep is set in Bristol Cove, a coastal town known for its legend of once being home to mermaids. When the arrival of a mysterious girl proves this folklore all too true, the battle between man and sea takes a very vicious turn as these predatory beings return to reclaim their right to the ocean. Based on a story by Eric Wald and Dean White, Wald wrote the pilot teleplay and both he and White will executive produce with Brad Luff, Nate Hopper and RD Robb. Scott Stewart (Dominion) is set to direct the pilot. Emily Whitesell (Finding Carter) will serve as showrunner. Production on the pilot will begin in September in Vancouver.