Production of ‘Dead of Summer’ TV series underway in Vancouver

Freeform summer camp horror anthology series Dead of Summer started production this week in Vancouver.

The series is set in the late 1980s at “a seemingly idyllic Midwestern summer camp” and will reportedly focus on one of the counselors at the camp in each episode and a different year at the camp in each subsequent season.

Though the name of the fictional camp was Camp Clearwater in the original announcement, the latest press release from Freeform refers to it as Camp Stillwater:

“Set in the late 1980s, school is out for the summer, and a sun-drenched season of firsts beckons the counselors at Camp Stillwater, a seemingly idyllic Midwestern summer camp, including first loves, first kisses-and first kills. Stillwater’s dark, ancient mythology awakens, and what was supposed to be a summer of fun soon turns into one of unforgettable scares and evil at every turn.”

Dead of Summer stars Elizabeth Mitchell (Lost, The Purge: Election Year), Elizabeth Lail (Once Upon a Time), Zelda Williams (Teen Wolf), Mark Indelicato (Ugly Betty), Alberto Frezza (Charlie’s Angels), Eli Goree (The 100), Ronen Rubinstein (Orange Is the New Black), Amber Coney (Class) and Paulina Singer (Gotham).

Adam Horowitz, Edward Kitsis (Once Upon a Time, Lost) and Ian Goldberg (Once Upon a Time, Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior) are writing and executive-producing the series while Steve Pearlman (Once Upon a Time) serves as executive producer.

Matt Ralph

Matt Ralph

I'm the editor of Summer Camp Culture and also blog at and I live in the Philadelphia area and went to camps and camp meetings growing up in Ohio, Maryland and New Jersey.

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