And her name is Sibongile “Sibo” Mlambo. The Zimbabwean actress, best known for her roles in Black Sails and Teen Wolf, will play Donna whom ‘Deadline’ describes as a “mystifying and deceptively powerful mermaid.”
Speaking as that girl obsessed with mermaid films like Splash (1984) and of course, The Little Mermaid (1989) as a kid, this news couldn’t be more exciting!
A decidedly darker take on the angelic creatures, ‘Siren‘ will center on a town called Bristol Cave, which once harbored mermaids openly. That is, until human beings’ attempt at genocide for control of the sea. A young mermaid (Eline Powell) steps on land for the first time in search of her captured sister, thus confirming the legend and resuming the fight once again. Talk about high stakes!
In addition to Powell (Game of Thrones, King Arthur), Mlambo joins cast members Alex Roe (The 5th Wave, Forever My Girl), Rena Owen (AI, Star Wars Ep. II), and Fola Evans-Akingbola (Game of Thrones).
What do you think? Are we excited for this new take on a mermaid’s tale? Siren airs March 29th of this year on FreeForm.
Check out the first trailer for Siren, below!