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ABC Family begins production on new one-hour procedural drama series 'Stitchers'

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Thu, Jan 15th 2015 09:30 am

Emma Ishta and Kyle Harris will be joined by recently cast series regulars Ritesh Rajan, Salli Richardson-Whitfield and Allison Scagliotti

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, also is 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 Ishta as Kirsten, Harris ("Carrie Diaries") as Cameron, Rajan (upcoming "Jungle Book" feature) as Linus, Richardson-Whitfield ("Eureka") as Maggie, and Scagliotti ("Warehouse 13") as Camille. Todd Holland ("The Larry Sanders Show," "Malcolm in the Middle") will direct the premiere episode.

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