A joint venture of Disney and ABC group, Freeform has seen a lot of changes over the course of the past four decades. What started as a channel that focused exclusively on family material, has now extended its reach to get a hold of all kinds of audience. In its early years, Freeform invested less in its own original programs and was more dependent on syndicated programs and re-runs. However, it soon understood the importance of creating its own content, something immensely necessary in this highly competitive environment, where streaming services are beginning to take over the regular channels. It soon picked up the slack and, by now, has come up with successful series like ‘Shadowhunters’, ‘Siren’, ‘Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger’ and ‘Grown-ish’. The content was mainly targeted towards a young audience, especially teenagers.
However, the list of its upcoming series shows that the network is soon gaining ground on all age-groups and is investing in various genres. Here is the list of the upcoming new shows coming out on Freeform in 2019 and 2020. We can only hope that these latest Freeform shows are as good as some of the recent series it produced.
9. Breckman Rodeo (TBA)
The story of this show will follow the rodeo adventures of a group of young people. At the forefront will be Ashley and Brant. Living in Cheyenne, Wyoming, young Ashley is a barrel rider, still in the early years of her career, yet confident enough to push the boundaries of her talents. On the other hand, Brant is at a turning point in his career where he has to make the decision of going head-first into rodeo life or choosing the quieter one. Alongside them are their friends who all have a career of one kind or another in the same field, and have to face their individual struggles to find out what they want with their lives. Young actors like Jess Gabor (‘Shameless’), Noah Le Gros (‘The Get Down’, ‘Wolves’), and Kayla Wallace (‘The Good Doctor’) have been cast in the leading roles.
8. Unrelated (TBA)
One of Freeform’s most anticipated projects is ‘Unrelated’. It will follow the story of two girls whose lives take new meaning when they discover that they have the same birth mother. Jordin Sparks, the Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter, will play the role of Becca. A hard-working girl with a bright mind, Becca grew-up in a conservative but loving African-American family. Jesi, played by Gigi Zumbado (Pitch Perfect 2’, ‘Criminal Minds’), is a Cuban-American girl who has gay dads, both of whom are very loving and appreciative of her. Coming from two different families, and having lived in two different communities their whole life, when their paths collide, Jesi and Becca are opened up to a new possibility where they get to know the meaning of friendship, discover the importance of their identity while facing the distinctions in their races. Matt Shively (‘Santa Clarita Diet’, ‘Paranormal Activity 4’) and Brooks Brantly (‘How to Do Everything’) will also join the main cast.