Freeform has released the latest promo for the network’s new upcoming show Cruel Summer. Cruel Summer is set to be released on April 20, 2021 on Freeform and on Hulu the following day. 7th Heaven star Jessica Biel is executive producing after most recently producing crime drama The Sinner from USA. We do know that Max Winkler and Bill Purple are both tapped to direct but it’s unsure how many episodes they are directing.
Cruel Summer is set in the years 1993, 1994, and 1995 and follows Jeanette Turner, the outcast nerd, and Kate Wallis, the popular girl. Jeanette is accused of having something to do with Kate’s disappearance when she mysteriously goes missing. Jeanette goes from being the most popular girl to the most hated girl in town. The show takes place over the three summers and is seen through the eyes of different points of view. Cruel Summer will likely be filled with plot twists and jaw drops to rival that of hit show Pretty Little Liars.
Chiara Aurelia portrays the role of Jeanette with Olivia Holt playing Kate. Froy Gutierrez, Blake Lee, Allius Barnes, Brooklyn Sudano, Michael Landes, and Harley Quinn Smith also star with Sarah Drew from Grey’s Anatomy slated to be recurring guest star. You can watch the latest trailer below and stay tuned for the latest Cruel Summer and Freeform news!