Freeform Orders ‘Last Summer’ Thriller Series From Jessica Biel

TCA 2020: Max Winkler to direct

Last Updated: January 17, 2020 @ 2:10 PM

Freeform has given a series order to the ’90s thriller “Last Summer.”

The series comes from Jessica Biel and Michelle Purple’s Iron Ocean Productions (“Limetown,” “The Sinner”).

Max Winkler (“Jungleland,” “Flower”) will direct and executive produce the project along with Bert V. Royal (“Easy A,” “Recovery Road”), Biel and Purple.

Here is Freeform’s official description for “Last Summer”:

“Last Summer” is an unconventional thriller that takes place over three summers–’93, ’94, ’95–in a small Texas town when a beautiful and popular teen, Kate, goes missing and, seemingly unrelated, a girl, Jeanette, goes from being a sweet and awkward outlier to the most popular girl in town and, by ’95, the most despised person in America. Each episode is told from the POV of one of the two main girls (Jeanette and Kate), which will have the viewers loyalties constantly shifting as more information is revealed.

No premiere date has yet been set.

The series is set to star Chiara Aurelia (“Tell Me Your Secrets”), Mika Abdalla (“Project Mc2”), Michael Landes (“The Liberator”), Froy Gutierrez (“Teen Wolf”), Harley Quinn Smith (“Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood”), Allius Barnes (“Unbelievable”), Blake Lee (“Fam”), Nathaniel Ashton (“Mr. Mercedes”) and Brooklyn Sudano (“Taken”).

Biel recently starred in the Facebook Watch series “Limetown” as journalist Lia Haddock, who tries to find the truth about the disappearance of more than 300 people at a Tennessee neuroscience research facility. The actress is also known for “The Sinner,” “Total Recall,” and “Valentine’s Day.”

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