Siren is an American drama, thriller, and fantasy television series created by Eric Wald and Dean White. It hit the TV screens on the 29th of March, 2018, with a total of 10 episodes, followed by the second season, which released 16th episodes, on the 24th of January, 2019. Owing to the popularity of the two installments, the third one was released during a pandemic, on the 2nd of April, 2020. It gave the audience a good dose of thrill and entertainment in such testing times.
Launched by Freeform, the IMDb rating of this show is 7/10. After three successful seasons, the fans are speculating whether the show will have its fourth season or not. Read this article till the end to find out.
What is the Story of Siren?
The world of mermaids is enticing and thrilling, and Siren throws light on the same. This fantasy drama serves a good dose of mystery thrill where the protagonist comes from the world of water in search of her sister, who was abducted by some supernatural force.
Earlier shown only as a beautiful and kind creature, Siren has been successful in establishing that mermaids are not always good creatures. They can be destructive and blood-sucking too.
Who is Cast in Siren?
The cast of the series includes the following.
- Ian Verdun (as Xander McClure)
- Fola Evans-Akingbola (as Maddie Bishop)
- Rena Owen (as Helen Hawkins)
- Sibongile Mlambo (as Donna)
- Eline Powell (as Ryn Fisher)
- Alex Roe (as Ben Pownall)
- Tiffany Lonsdale (as Tia)
- Chad Rook (as Chris Mueller)
- Garcelle Beauvais (as Susan Bishop)
- Sarah-Jane Redmond (as Elaine Pownall)
- Ron Yuan (as Aldon Decker)
- Curtis Lum (as Calvin Lee)
- Tammy Gillis (as Marissa Staub)
- David Cubitt (as Ted Pownall)
- Gil Birmingham (as Dale Bishop)
- Hannah Levien (as Janine)
- David A. Kaye (as Jerry)
Will there be a Fourth Season of the Show?
The finale episode of the third season was aired on the 28th of May, 2020. Since then, many fans have been speculating a lot about the arrival of the fourth season. All three seasons of Siren have been a decent hit. However, the future of the show remains in question.
During the same year, the production network, Freeform, announced that the fourth season of Siren has been canceled. It means that the network has officially closed the door for the show to be telecast. Despite this, many fans are discussing its revival throughout social media in the hope the makers may give another thought to this successful series.
Why did the Makers Cancel Siren Season 4?
The mermaid fantasy drama was a fresh take on the fantasy genre. However, it couldn’t get enough thrill to keep the audience on the edge of their seats. When the last season of the show was aired, it entertained a decent viewership. There was a cliffhanger ending which highlighted the show might be renewed for a subsequent season. However, it is not going to come back.
The third season took off when the whole world was shut down. Reportedly, the pandemic made it difficult for the makers to get the show to stand back on its feet. The cinematography demanded a lot of visual independence and a massive land for filming, which became a challenge for the makers to keep up with.
It is not the only reason behind the cancellation of the next season. According to the makers, they could not find a convincing storyline for the next season and everything made sense to them at that point.
How did the Third Season End?
In the finale episode of the third season, the audience witnessed that the story mainly focused on saving Hope and the mermaid community where Tia tries to wipe them away. However, with Ryn and her bigger army. Tia didn’t stand a chance. As a result, she ends up getting killed while Ben manages to save Hope and bring her back to safety.
Although no plan of reviving the show has been on the cards, if it is to happen, it will revolve around Ben’s past and also dig into finding the answers that were left as a cliffhanger in the third season.
How Did the Show Perform?
As stated, the ratings of the show had been decent. Siren was well welcomed by the audience and critics alike. The show received an impressive endorsement rating of 94 percent based on 18 reviews on Rotten Tomatoes. Its IMDb rating has already been discussed earlier in the article.
Not only this, but Siren also won The Joey Award for the category of Best Featured Actor in a television series.
Know These Things About Siren
Siren seeks inspiration from a mythical creature called siren that are evil mermaids. The creators have sought inspiration from this creature, thus creating the show. Here are some little-known facts about siren that are worth knowing.
The Use of Siren Song
The siren’s song is considered one of the oldest elements in the folkloric culture. The siren’s song is extremely addictive. It becomes so addictive because more than one of its victims has shown a desire to hear it after the first time that they were enthralled. The viewers have claimed that the siren song is highly powerful.
Sirens are Predators
As already stated, this series has shown the mermaids in a bad light. The mermaids are not how they appear in Disney movies. On the contrary, they are predators. In one of the scenes, a siren spooks sea lions upon being spotted.
The Show Highlights the Matriarchal Society of the Sirens
Not too much is known about the siren society at the moment. However, there are some indications that the local siren population has a matriarchal society strongly influenced by the personal strength of the leadership candidates.
Where can I Stream Siren?
Watching this show will be one of a kind experience. While the next season seems to be in question, you can stream the previous seasons and episodes and indulge in this experience. All the three seasons of Siren are available to stream on Freeform.