Freeform's 'Last Summer' Gets Title Change, Olivia Holt Joins Cast

Freeform's 'Last Summer' Gets Title Change, Olivia Holt Joins Cast

Olivia Holt is heading back to Freeform!!

The 22-year-old Cloak & Dagger actress and singer has been cast in a lead role in the upcoming thriller series Cruel Summer, Deadline reports.

The show, from executive producer Jessica Biel, was previously titled Last Summer and was picked up to series earlier this year.

Olivia is taking on the role of Kate, who is the embodiment of teenage perfection whose life is one to be envied until she mysteriously disappears, which was originally played by Mika Abdalla in the pilot.

Cruel Summer takes place over three summers — 1993-95 — in a small Texas town when a beautiful popular teen, Kate (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.

Find out who else is in the cast here!

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Posted to: Casting, Cruel Summer, Freeform, Olivia Holt