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ABC Family Recasts Procedural Drama ‘Stitchers’ (EXCLUSIVE)

ABC Family has recast three lead roles in its first-ever original procedural drama, “Stitchers,” Variety has exclusively learned.

The hourlong crime drama, which was ordered to series in September and began production Wednesday in Los Angeles, has added Allison Scagliotti (Syfy’s “Warehouse 13”), Salli Richardson-Whitfield (Syfy’s “Eureka,” “I Am Legend”) and Ritesh Rajan (“The Last Airbender”) to the main cast, rounded out by Emma Ishta (“Manhattan Love Story”) and Kyle Harris (“The Carrie Diaries”), who were in the original pilot.

Stitchers” follows Kirsten (Ishta), a young woman who is recruited into a secret government agency to be “stitched” into the minds of the recently deceased, using their memories to investigate murders and help solve mysteries before they go to the grave.

Working alongside Kirsten is passionate neuroscientist Cameron (Harris); socially immature bioelectrical engineer and communications technician Linus (Rajan); Maggie (Richardson-Whitfield), who heads the covert program; and Kirsten’s roommate, Camille (Scagliotti), a computer science grad student recruited into the agency for her hacking skills. Damon Dayoub (“NCIS”) has also joined the cast, in a recurring role, as Detective Quincy Fisher.

“Stitchers” was created and written by Jeffrey A. Schechter (“Overruled!”), who will exec produce with Jonathan Baruch and Rob Wolken. Todd Holland (“The Larry Sanders Show,” “Malcolm in the Middle”) will direct the premiere episode.

The first photo (above) from “Stichers,” showing Ishta as Emma, was released by Variety.

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