Freeform announced plans Thursday for its first original Christmas movie, with production starting this week in Toronto on “Angry Angel.” The movie stars Jason Biggs and Brenda Song.
The Sony Pictures Television production comes from Golden Globe-nominated director and writer Will Gluck (“Easy A”, “Friends with Benefits”). Along with Biggs and Song, it stars Ricky Mabe (“Preacher“), Andrew Bachelor (“Meet the Blacks”) and Andy Favreau (“Aquarius“).
“Set in New York City, ‘Angry Angel’ follows a young woman turned angel, Allison Pyke (played by Song), who is stuck on Earth and can’t seem to ring the right bells in order to pass through those pearly gates into heaven,” Freeform says in today’s announcement. “When the love of her life, Patrick (played by Mabe), shows up in New York City, it complicates Pyke’s journey as well as frustrates her angel mentor Jason Biggs (played by Biggs). The not-so-merry situation also turns into an unexpected love triangle with her friend with sometimes benefits, Barker (played by Favreau).”
The movie will be a part of Freeform’s annual “Countdown to 25 Days of Christmas,” which begins on Saturday, Nov. 18. The programming event will also feature “Elf,” “Richie Rich’s Christmas Wish,” “Home Alone” and other movies, with the full lineup to be announced at a later date.
Produced by Olive Bridge Entertainment in association with Sony Pictures Television, with Will Gluck and Richard Schwartz as executive producers, “Angry Angel” will premiere in November 2017.