Freeform announced the “Freeform Summit,” a network-wide event that will feature a series of panel discussions addressing activism, social change, representation in television and various other important cultural issues defining modern youth culture today. The panelists and speakers will include talent, executives, showrunners and directors across multiple Freeform series spotlighting the brand new 2018 programming lineup including, but not limited to, “grown-ish,” “Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger,” “Siren” and “Alone Together,” as well as returning shows including “The Bold Type,” “The Fosters” and more. The Freeform Summit will also feature key influencers, tastemakers and pop culture titans who are embracing and effecting cultural change through storytelling, mentorship and engagement.
According to the network, the format of the summit is guided by Freeform’s identity, which continues to set itself apart from other content platforms by delivering stories that celebrate the power, possibility and inclusivity of youth culture – stories that are bold, sophisticated, inspirational, culturally significant and most importantly, on the pulse of young adult life.
Freeform’s slate of new scripted original series for 2018 includes new comedies “grown-ish” and “Alone Together,” mermaid thriller, “Siren,” and drama, “Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger.” The network’s current slate includes 2017 breakout hit, “The Bold Type,” paranormal thriller “Beyond,” “Famous In Love” starring Bella Thorne, critically acclaimed “The Fosters,” supernatural phenomenon “Shadowhunters” and fan favorite comedy “Young & Hungry.”