ABC Family orders drama pilot 'Stitchers'

ABC Family has given a pilot order to the paranormal procedural drama pilot Stitchers. Written by Jeffrey A. Schecter (Overruled!), the drama “follows a young woman recruited into a covert government agency to be “stitched” into the minds of the recently deceased, using their memories to investigate murders and decipher mysteries that otherwise would have gone to the grave.”

The order comes a month after the family cable network axed the drama pilot Alice in Arabia when it received significant backlash from Muslim civil liberties organizations for its plotlines and portrayals of the community.

Stitchers joins previously announced drama pilots Recovery Road, based on Blake Nelson’s young-adult novel about a teenager struggling with addiction, and Unstrung, a look at the world of competitive tennis through the eyes of a brother-sister duo.

The pilot will begin production in June.

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