ABC Family has greenlit a new drama series Recovery Road from Pilgrim Studios, said network officials.
The series is based on the popular young adult novel by Blake Nelson and focuses on a teenage girl dealing with addiction, said network officials. This announcement comes on the heels of the network's recently announced pick-up of the docu-series My Transparent Life.
The series is the first scripted series greenlit by ABC Family executive vice president of programming and development Karey Burke since she joined the company in October.
“ABC Family is best known for its ground-breaking original series and Recovery Road is right in our wheel-house,” Burke said in a statement. “This series will explore relevant social issues for our audience and shine a light on addiction. It’s a powerful addition to our line up and the strong, authentic characters are sure to resonate with our audience.”
The pilot for Recovery Road was written by Bert V. Royal (Easy A) and Karen DiConcetto (Ruby & The Rockits), who will also serve as executive producers, alongside Craig Piligian (Abducted: The Carlina White Story) and Beth Miller (Revenge of the Bridesmaids) from Pilgrim Studios and Danielle VonZerneck (Left to Die).