‘Cruel Summer’: Amazon Takes Worldwide Rights To Jessica Biel/eOne-Produced Freeform Series

‘Cruel Summer’: Amazon Takes Worldwide Rights To Jessica Biel/eOne-Produced Freeform Series
Amazon Prime Video has taken the worldwide rights to Freeform’s upcoming thriller drama series Cruel Summer (formerly known as Last Summer), from Bert V. Royal, Jessica Biel, eOne, and Iron Ocean Productions.

Amazon will premiere the series outside of U.S., Canada, and China after its launch on Freeform. Cruel Summer takes place over three summers — 1993-95 — in a small Texas town when a beautiful popular teen, Kate (Olivia Holt), is abducted and, seemingly unrelated, a girl, Jeanette (Chiara Aurelia), goes from being a sweet, awkward outlier to the most popular girl in town and, by ’95, the most despised person in America. Each episode is told from the Pov of one of the two main girls, which will have the viewers’ loyalties constantly shifting as more information is revealed.

“With Cruel Summer, Jessica Biel, Michelle Purple, Bert V. Royal and Tia Napolitano have created a unique drama that will
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