Freeform has been a busy little network – adding a host of new programming and a fan festival on top of its major upcoming ongoing shows.
There’s Sticks, from Stoopid Buddy Stoodios (‘Daria crossed with Girls’); Freeform’s Summer Fling (‘a two-day immersive celebration with performances, panels and meet and greets’), and Hollywood Movie Night with Karlie Kloss (supermodels riffing on their favorite movies).
Then there’s the new 25 Days of Christmas programming – Decorating Disney (how the holidays come to life at the happiest place on Earth), Angry Angel (a young woman tries to get back to heaven after she seriously messes up), and Life-Size 2, starring Tyra Banks.
The network also a new partnership with Time Inc.’s People to develop multiple scripted, original movies.
FREEFORM ANNOUNCES PILOT ORDER FOR THE NETWORK’S FIRST ANIMATED COMEDY, “STICKS,” FROM STOOPID BUDDY STOODIOS (“Robot Chicken”) AND PRODUCING DUO ILANA GLAZER & ABBI JACOBSON (“Broad City”)
Freeform has greenlit a pilot presentation for “Sticks,” an animated “Daria” crossed with “Girls” that follows the life of Sticks, a neurotic 20something with a head filled with pop culture references and a love of Chili’s. And did we mention she lives with a giant eagle? Jessica Stickles serves as writer and co-executive producer, with Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson (“Broad City”), Will Gluck and Richard Schwartz also serving as executive producers. “Sticks” is produced by Olive Bridge Entertainment and animated by the award–winning team at Stoopid Buddy Stoodios (“Robot Chicken,” “Buddy Thunderstruck”) in association with Sony Pictures Television.
FREEFORM’S SUMMER FLING (FKA FREEFORM FEST), NETWORK’S FIRST FAN FESTIVAL, TO DEBUT SUMMER 2018 WITH STAR-STUDDED LINEUP
Freeform’s Summer Fling (formerly announced as “Freeform Fest”) will be a two-day immersive celebration with performances, panels and meet and greets curated by influencers within music, comedy and pop culture, and will debut summer 2018. For those who cannot attend in person, Freeform will share the best moments on all digital and social platforms, culminating in an event-worthy broadcast special that highlights the biggest stars and best moments of the weekend. Superfly, co-creators of Bonnaroo and Outside Lands, is partnering with Freeform on the event.
FREEFORM ANNOUNCES “HOLLYWOOD MOVIE NIGHT WITH KARLIE KLOSS” (WORKING TITLE)
From the producers of the hit show “Hollywood Game Night,” comes “Hollywood Movie Night with Karlie Kloss” (working title). Each segment will include supermodel Karlie Kloss and her friends offering moment-by-moment commentary around their favorite movies. The series is executive produced by Sean Hayes and Todd Milliner from Hazy Mills Productions along with Ben Nemtin and Duncan Penn from Four Peaks Media Group. Karlie Kloss (Klossy Productions) will also executive produce.
FREEFORM ANNOUNCES MULTIPICTURE MOVIE COMMITMENT IN COLLABORATION WITH PEOPLE MAGAZINE
Freeform is partnering with Time Inc.’s People to develop multiple scripted, original movies based on stories from the leading authority on celebrity, pop culture and entertainment news. Everywhere Studios will co-produce the films, which will range from empowering and inspiring human-interest stories to celebrity biopics. It will also draw upon People’s iconic franchises including Heroes Among Us to feature the stories of ordinary people doing extraordinary things.
EXPANDING ON THE NETWORK’S “25 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS” CONTENT SLATE, FREEFORM ANNOUNCES NEW ORIGINAL MOVIES AND HOLIDAY SPECIAL
HOLIDAY SPECIAL – “DECORATING DISNEY” – Premiering December 2017
“Decorating Disney” will reveal how holiday magic is created at Disney Parks by giving viewers an inside look into how the holidays come to life at the happiest and most magical place on earth. Freeform is giving audiences an exclusive global tour as Disney transforms all 12 Disney theme parks, four cruise ships and resorts into a winter wonderland – literally overnight. Viewers will meet the dedicated team of Disney cast members and Santa’s real-life elves who, with a spoon full of sugar and a little pixie dust, will plan, design, and build life-size gingerbread houses and gorgeous Christmas trees so tall, it takes a crane to install them.
ORIGINAL MOVIE – “ANGRY ANGEL” (WORKING TITLE) – Premiering December 2017
From director/producer Will Gluck of “Easy A” and “Annie” comes “Angry Angel” (working title), the story of a young woman who tries to get back to heaven after she seriously messes up. During this quest, she bumps into the love of her life and suddenly heaven doesn’t seem so great after all. Think “It’s a Wonderful Life” for the Snapchat generation. Produced by Olive Bridge Entertainment in association with Sony Pictures Television, Will Gluck and Richard Schwartz will serve as executive producers. “Angry Angel” (working title) is an all-new scripted two-hour movie, premiering in December 2017.
ORIGINAL MOVIE – “LIFE-SIZE 2” STARRING TYRA BANKS – Premiering December 2018
Tyra Banks will reprise her iconic role as a doll that comes to life in the sequel to the beloved Disney movie “Life-Size”; but in the sequel, everyone’s favorite doll Eve has grown up. This time, she’s magically awoken to help a young woman learn to live and love again, and along the way, Eve herself will experience the ups and downs of real life in a fun, edgy, modern Christmas movie. Tyra Banks will also serve as executive producer.