Earlier this year saw Freeform put in a series order for the Jessica Biel-produced Last Summer, and now comes an update on that project.
Via Deadline, Cloak & Dagger’s Olivia Holt has been brought in to headline the offering as Kate, “the embodiment of teenage perfection whose life is one to be envied until she mysteriously disappears.”
In a slight tweak, the title of the show has been changed-up from Last Summer to Cruel Summer.
From what we’ve heard about Cruel Summer, the series will span across the three summers of 1993, 1994, and 1995. Set in a small Texas town, the focus is on the two lead characters of Kate and Jeanette. When the pretty and popular Kate is abducted in ’93, the awkward and sincere Jeanette becomes the town’s new favourite – before later becoming the most hated girl in the United States.
Each episode of Cruel Summer will be told from the perspective of one of the show’s two lead characters.