‘Free Rein’ is a beautiful coming-of-age drama created and written by Vicki Lutas and Anna McCleery. This British series debuted with all of its 10 episodes on Netflix on June 23, 2017. Produced by Lime Pictures, its season 2 premiered on July 6, 2018. Following this, two feature-length episodes were also released — a Christmas special named ‘Free Rein: The 12 Neighs of Christmas’, which aired on December 7, 2018, and ‘Free Rein: Valentine’s Day’, which was released on February 1, 2019. Currently, the show has been renewed for a third season. And here is everything we know about the upcoming season 3.
Free Rein Cast: Who is in it?’
‘Free Rein’ stars Jaylen Barron as Zoe Phillips. Zoe, aged 15, is originally from LA but comes to spend her summer with her mom who lives in a quaint island, somewhere in England. This is where she meets a mysterious horse named Raven and develops a touching bond with her.
Freddy Carter features as Pin, a strange, brooding stable boy and Zoe’s future love interest. Later episodes reveal that he is a duke, after which he inherits a huge fortune, buys Raven and becomes the owner of Bright Fields Stables Manpreet Bambra enacts the role of Jade. Logical and practical, she is also Zoe and Becky’s best friend. Kerry Ingram is the dreamy and hyper Becky, who does a part-time job at The Barley Bag Cafe.
Bruce Herbelin-Earle stars as Marcus Greenbridge, a well-groomed, handsome, and popular rider and trainer at Bright Fields. He also dates Zoe for a while before she gets together with Pin. Céline Buckens features as Mia, Zoe’s rival, who later becomes her friend. Navia Robinson enacts the role of Zoe’s younger sister, Rosie and Natalie Gumede features as Maggie, Zoe’s fiercely protective mom. Caroline Ford stars as Sam, the owner of Bright Fields and also an experienced trainer. Noah Huntley is Mia’s wealthy father, Elliot MacDonald. Geoffrey McGivern portrays the character of Frank, Maggie’s dad.
Other cast members who play recurring roles are Carla Woodcock as Susie, Tom Forbes as James, Charlotte Jordan as Gaby Grant, Martin Bobb-Semple as Alex, Joe Ashman as Callum, Billy Angel as Ben, Milo Twomey as Ted, Holly Hayes as Meredith Moore, Ryan Sands as Huck Phillips, and Paul Luebke as Derek Wrigley.
Free Rein Plot: What is it about?
The major events of ‘Free Rein’ take place in and around a fictional island off the coast of England — a location which is based on the Isle of Wight. It introduces us to an American teen named Zoe, who comes to spend her summer holidays on this spectacular island. After she arrives here, she stays at Bright Field Stables. This is where she meets the mysterious horse Raven. And thus starts a precious friendship between Zoe and Raven.