Wednesday, January 14, 2015

ABC Family Procedural Drama 'Stitchers' Begins Production

Emma Ishta will play Kirsten in Stitchers.
ABC Family has begun production on the new procedural drama series Stitchers, filming in Los Angeles. Stitchers follows Kirsten (Emma Ishta), 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. Working alongside Kirsten is Cameron (Kyle Harris), a brilliant neuroscientist whose passion for the program is evident in his work. The secret program is headed by Maggie (Salli Richardson-Whitfield), a skilled veteran of covert operations, and includes Linus (Ritesh Rajan), a socially immature bioelectrical engineer and communications technician. Kirsten’s roommate, Camille (Allison Scagliotti), a gifted computer science grad student, is also recruited to use her skills to assist Kirsten in her new role as a 'stitcher.'

Created and written by Jeffrey A. Schechter (Overruled!), who will executive produce alongside Jonathan Baruch and Rob Wolken, Stitchers stars newcomer Emma Ishta as Kirsten, Kyle Harris (Carrie Diaries) as Cameron, Ritesh Rajan (upcoming Jungle Book feature) as Linus, Salli Richardson-Whitfield (Eureka, I Am Legend) as Maggie, and Allison Scagliotti (Warehouse 13) as Camille. Todd Holland (The Larry Sanders Show, Malcolm in the Middle) will direct the premiere episode.

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