Siren (TV series)

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Name: Siren
Before airing it was also known as The Deep
Creator: Eric Wald and Dean White
Date(s): March 29, 2018 – present
Medium: Live-action TV series
Country of Origin: United States
External Links: Wikipedia, Official Site, Official Twitter, IMDB
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Siren is a 2018 Freeform television series focused on mermaids and the fictional town called Bristol Cove. The first season will consist of 10 episodes.


The coastal town of Bristol Cove, known for its legend of once being home to mermaids, is turned upside down when a mysterious young woman appears and begins wreaking havoc upon the small fishing town to look for her captured sister who was abducted at the hands of the local military. Marine biologists Ben and Maddie work together to find out who and what drove this primal hunter of the deep sea to land.[1]

Main Characters

  • Ryn
  • Ben Pownall
  • Maddie Bishop
  • Helen Hawkins
  • Donna
  • Xander McClure


Fanworks immediately started appearing within a few days of the series premiere. Gifs and picspams on Tumblr, fanfiction on Archive of Our Own and, and fan videos on YouTube. Fan discussion and speculation of what is to come in the series also appeared fairly quickly on Tumblr.

Ryn, Donna, and Maddie Bishop are most popular characters in the series. Ben Pownall and Helen Hawkins are often discussed or speculated about. The other characters are gifed and discussed much less than the others.


Fans immediately started shipping the first two mermaids shown together, later known as Ryn/Donna, however they were revealed to be sisters. Other fans jumped on Ryn/Maddie (also known as Raddie), Ryn/Ben (also known as Bryn), and the polyamorous ship of Ryn/Ben/Maddie (also known as Polymarine). Fanworks have been mainly focused on Ryn/Maddie, Ryn/Ben, and Ryn/Ben/Maddie.





Archives & Fannish Links


  1. Siren @ Wikipedia description