A small Texas town when a beautiful popular teen, Kate, is abducted and, seemingly unrelated, a girl, Jeanette, goes from being a sweet, awkward outlier to the most popular girl in town and, by '95, the most despised person in America.

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A new deposition threatens Jeanette's case. A discovery causes Cindy's suspicions about her own daughter to reach new heights as her relationship with Greg becomes further strained.


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Tuesday, May 11

Jeannette and Kate cross paths at the Skylin High takeover of the County Fair, where one is desperate to prove herself and the other to lose herself.


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Series cast summary:
Olivia Holt ...  Kate Wallis 10 episodes, 2021
Chiara Aurelia ...  Jeanette / ... 10 episodes, 2021
Harley Quinn Smith ...  Mallory Higgins 10 episodes, 2021
Allius Barnes ...  Vince Fuller 9 episodes, 2021
Blake Lee ...  Martin Harris 9 episodes, 2021
Froy Gutierrez ...  Jamie Henson 8 episodes, 2021
Nathaniel Ashton ...  Ben Hallowell 8 episodes, 2021
Andrea Anders ...  Joy Wallis 8 episodes, 2021
Benjamin J. Cain Jr. ...  Rod Wallis 8 episodes, 2021
Barrett Carnahan ...  Derek Turner / ... 7 episodes, 2021
Christina Gonzalez ...  4th of July Patron / ... 7 episodes, 2021
Sarah Drew ...  Cindy Turner 6 episodes, 2021
Erica Muse ...  Amusement Rider / ... 6 episodes, 2021
Michael Landes ...  Greg Turner 5 episodes, 2021
Neyla Cantu ...  Molly Green 5 episodes, 2021
Damian Gonzalez ...  Teen Mall Shopper / ... 5 episodes, 2021
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Cruel Summer is an unconventional thriller that takes place over three summers- 93', 94' and 95'- in a small Texas town when a beautiful popular teen, Kate, is abducted and a seemingly unrelated girl, Jeanette, goes from being a sweet, awkward outlier to the most popular girl in town and, by '95, the most despised person in America.

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TV-14
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Mika Abdalla played Kate Wallis in an unaired pilot. After the show was picked up by Freeform, Olivia Holt was cast as Kate. See more »

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Please watch this with me!!
23 April 2021 | by ladyyve-69346See all my reviews

I am a 41 year old mom and I am loving this show. This hits right back to my own teenaged years in Texas. The clothes, the music, the hair all spot on. Well some of it is too 80s but the story is fresh and amazing!! Very good so far waiting for more!!


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 April 2021 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cruel Summer See more »

Filming Locations:

Dallas, Texas, USA See more »

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Iron Ocean Films See more »
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16:9 HD
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