2:00pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
'Famous in Love' Renewed for Season 2 at Freeform
Freeform is keeping Famous in Love around.
The Disney-owned cable network has renewed the Bella Throne-starrer from Pretty Little Liars creator I. Marlene King for a second season.
The announcement, made Thursday during a Facebook Live session with the cast, keeps King in business with Freeform following the end of flagship drama Pretty Little Liars.
Produced by Warner Horizon Scripted Television, Famous in Love is based on the novel by Rebecca Serle. The series was released with a binge-viewing pattern on Freeform's digital platforms and earned the strongest start for a show in the network's history.
"We’re so proud to be continuing our relationship with Marlene King and this incredibly talented cast,” said Karey Burke, Freeform executive vp programming and development. "Famous in Love has resonated with nearly 30 million fans [factoring in linear, digital across all episodes] across the U.S. and we couldn’t be happier to deliver another season of this addictive series."
Famous in Love follows ordinary college student Paige (Thorne) as she gets her big break after auditioning for the starring role in a Hollywood blockbuster. She must now navigate her new star-studded life and undeniable chemistry with her two co-leads while discovering the highs and lows that come with being the new It Girl in town.
King and Serle penned the pilot, which was directed by Miguel Arteta (The Carrie Diaries). King executive produces alongside Dan Farah (MTV's The Shannara Chronicles) and Arteta. Serle is an executive producer on the drama produced by Long Lake Media, Farah Films and Carmina Productions in association with Warner Horizon.
The renewal comes as Freeform has been focusing on what it dubs "becomers," the group of 18- to 34-year-old viewers experiencing a series of firsts in life like love and jobs. Without staple Pretty Little Liars, Freeform's drama lineup now includes The Bold Type, which is also looking good for a second-season pickup, as well as Beyond, The Fosters, Shadowhunters, Stitchers and Marvel's Cloak and Dagger and comedy New Warriors.