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Freeform's New Original Series DEAD OF SUMMER Begins Production in Vancouver

Production begins today in Vancouver, Canada, on Freeform's highly anticipated new original series DEAD OF SUMMER, a bold, new show that examines the light and dark of a summer like no other.

Set in the late 1980s, school is out for the summer, and a sun-drenched season of firsts beckons the counselors at Camp Stillwater, a seemingly idyllic Midwestern summer camp, including first loves, first kisses-and first kills. Stillwater's dark, ancient mythology awakens, and what was supposed to be a summer of fun soon turns into one of unforgettable scares and evil at every turn.

The series stars Elizabeth Mitchell ("Lost," "The Purge: Election Year"), Elizabeth Lail ("Once Upon a Time"), Zelda Williams ("Teen Wolf"), Mark Indelicato ("Ugly Betty"), Alberto Frezza ("Charlie's Angels"), Eli Goree ("The 100"), Ronen Rubinstein ("Orange Is the New Black"), Amber Coney ("Class") and Paulina Singer ("Gotham").

"Dead of Summer" is produced by ABC Signature Studios and Kitsis/Horowitz. Adam Horowitz, Edward Kitsis ("Once Upon a Time," "Lost") and Ian Goldberg ("Once Upon a Time," "Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior") write and executive-produce the series. Steve Pearlman ("Once Upon a Time") serves as executive producer. Horowitz will direct the first episode.

About FreeForm Part of the Disney|ABC Television Group, FreeForm is distributed in 94 million homes. The network connects to audiences and goes beyond entertainment with bold original programming and immersive social engagement. The network 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.

About ABC Studios ABC Studios is a leader in the development, production and strategic distribution of entertainment content across broadcast, cable and on demand platforms. The studio is the key content provider for the ABC Entertainment Group, having produced multiple seasons of hit series, including current shows "American Crime," "black-ish," "Castle," "Galavant," "Grey's Anatomy," "How to Get Away with Murder," "Marvel's Agents of "S.H.I.E.L.D.," "Marvel's Agent Carter," "Mistresses," "Nashville," "Once Upon a Time," "Scandal" and "Secrets and Lies" for ABC; "Criminal Minds" for CBS and "Devious Maids" for Lifetime. For the current season, ABC Studios is producing "The Muppets," "Of Kings and Prophets," "Quantico" and "The Real O'Neals" on ABC, "Grandfathered" on FOX, and "Code Black" and "Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders" on CBS.

About ABC Signature Established in 2013, ABC Signature is ABC Studios' boutique division, which spearheads development in premium and basic cable, emerging platforms and off-cycle, direct to series programming for broadcast networks. Signature recently completed production on the multi-cam comedy pilot for FreeForm entitled "Gorgeous Morons," produced by Danny Chun, Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky. ABC Signature's series credits include the USA half-hour comedy "Benched," starring Eliza Coupe, and the ABC drama series "Blood & Oil," starring Don Johnson and Chace Crawford.


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