The news comes about two months after the Season 3 finale, which aired at the end of May. The series starred Eline Powell as Ryn Fisher, a mysterious young woman (who happens to be a mermaid) who came ashore looking for her sister, who had been accidentally captured by a fisherman.
The series also starred Rena Owen, Alex Roe, Fola Evans-Akingbola and Ian Verdun. It wascreated by Eric Wald and Dean White. The series was executive produced by Emily Whitesell and Wald, with Whitesell serving as showrunner.
The show proved to a hit ratings draw in its first season, with episodes routinely drawing around 1.5 million viewers in delayed viewing. The show was also the most-watched Freeform original in its second season. And even with a ratings dropoff in Season 3, it remained one of the top shows on the network.
Earlier this year, Freeform announced renewals for “Everything’s Gonna Be Okay” and “Motherland: Fort Salem.” The network is also preparing to air “Love in the Time of Corona,” a limited series about dating and relationships amid social distancing.
Other current Freeform scripted originals include “The Bold Type” and “Grown-ish.” Both of those shows had their current seasons interrupted by the coronavirus pandemic, with “The Bold Type” resuming its fourth season in back in June. “Grown-ish” will pick up with its third season next year. The previously announced series “Cruel Summer” starring Olivia Holt, formerly “Last Summer” will debut in 2021 as well.