A drama project about addiction will become a TV series after receiving a pickup from ABC Family. Deadline.com reports that the cable channel ordered “Recovery Road.”
The project is based on Blake Nelson’s young-adult novel focusing on a teenage girl’s struggle with addiction.
“This marks the first scripted series order for Karey Burke since she joined the network as EVP, Programming and Development in October,” the report notes. “About a week earlier, ABC Family had made a decision on the two other drama pilots from its 2014 batch, the supernatural ‘Stitchers,’ which went to series — the network’s first procedural — and the tennis-themed Unstrung, which didn’t go forward.”