Maybe teenagers really do enjoy procedurals as much as their parents. Or somehow Stitchers has captured some magic that other attempts to bring such storytelling to younger audiences simply failed to achieve in the past.
Freeform, the cable channel that was most recently known as ABC Family, has ordered a third season of Stitchers. Starring Emma Ishta, the drama uses the recently deceased victims as a tool to help find their killers. According to Variety, the team led by Ishta’s character Kristen Clark “stitches” themselves into the minds of those killed, using their memories as a way to solve cases.
The series was created by Emmy-nominated writer Jeff Schechter, who earned his award nods more than a decade ago for Strange Days at Blake Holsey High. He’s written a number of other projects geared toward children, including two direct-to-video Care Bears movies.
Karev Burke, the executive vice president in charge of programming and development at Freeform, broke the news during a live chat on the show’s official Facebook page.
“Stitchers’ passionate fanbase has been vocal about wanting to see more of this show, and we listed. Stitchers has proven itself a consistently strong performer, and we’re proud of the fact that it celebrates smart girls everywhere.”
Stitchers is Freeform’s third highest-rated show, Variety says, behind Pretty Little Liars and Shadowhunters.
The series – which also stars Kyle Harris, Ritesh Rajan and Allison Scagliotti – wrapped its second season at the end of May, and is expected to return with 10 more next spring.
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