ABC Family is greenlighting a project described as a paranormal crime procedural drama. Deadline.com reports that the cable net gave a pilot order to "Stitchers," written by Jeffrey A. Schechter ("Overruled").
"'Stitchers' 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 story reports. "Schechter executive produces alongside Jonathan Baruch and Rob Wolken. Production is slated to begin in June."
The report notes that the order fills a hole in the cable net's slate of projects that came up unexpectedly. "ABC Family got a vacancy on its drama pilot slate when the network pulled the plug on Saudi Arabia-set 'Alice in Wonderland' four days after greenlighting it to pilot after pressure from a Muslim advocacy group," the story reports.
The piece adds: "'Stitchers' joins two other recently picked up ABC Family drama pilots, 'Recovery Road,' based on Blake Nelson’s novel about a teenage girl dealing with addiction; and 'Unstrung,' about a brother-sister duo of tennis players."