A Little Nerd on the Side: Eline Powell
with Bryan Scheidler
The Freeform network is bringing a brand new show to you this spring, that show is called Siren. I spent a few minutes talking with one of the stars of the show, Eline Powell about what it is like to play the shows creature of legend, a Mermaid.
“Siren” premieres on International Mermaid Day, Thursday, March 29 with a special two-hour event on Freeform at 8/7c
Starring Alex Roe, Eline Powell, Ian Verdun, Fola Evans-Akingbola, Sibongile Mlambo and Rena Owen.
Eline Powell Biography:
A distinguished alum of The Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, Eline Powell graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in 2011. Shortly after, she landed her first feature film, where she played the role of Angelique in the Dustin Hoffman-directed film “Quartet,” which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival. Powell was the recipient of the 19th Annual Capri Breakout Actress Award, which she accepted in Capri.
Most recently, Powell can be seen in Guy Ritchie’s “Knights of the Roundtable”; a recurring role on “Game of Thrones”; and “Novitiate” with Melissa Leo and Margaret Qualley, which sold to Sony Pictures Classics at Sundance this year. “Novitiate” premiered at the Toronto Film Festival this year and will be featured for award season.
What if there was something sinister swimming beneath the sea’s surface? In Freeform’s next epic tale, “Siren,” the coastal town of Bristol Cove, known for its legend of once being home to mermaids, is turned upside down when a mysterious girl (Eline Powell) appears and begins wreaking havoc upon the small fishing town. Using their resources, marine biologists Ben (Alex Roe) and Maddie (Fola Evans-Akingbola) must work together to find out who and what drove this primal hunter of the deep sea to land, and are there more like her out there?
“Siren” is based on a story by Eric Wald and Dean White who both serve as executive producers. Emily Whitesell (“Finding Carter”) serves as showrunner and executive producer. Brad Luff, Nate Hopper and RD Robb also serve as executive producers.
Part of the Disney|ABC Television Group, Freeform connects to audiences and goes beyond entertainment with bold original programming and immersive social engagement. As Disney’s young adult television and streaming network, it delivers a unique mix of quality original and acquired series, plus fan-favorite movies and the holiday events “13 Nights of Halloween” and “25 Days of Christmas.” The Freeform app is a service that allows viewers with participating TV subscription services access to 24/7 live viewing of the network, as well as continued on-demand access via a wide array of devices.