LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - ABC Family has given a series pickup to the addiction drama "Recovery Road."
The series, based on Blake Nelson's 2011 young adult novel of the same name, follows Maddie, a high school party girl dealing with addiction who is forced to choose between being expelled or going to rehab, and ultimately enters a rehabilitation facility.
"ABC Family is best known for its ground breaking original series and 'Recovery Road' is right in our wheel-house," said Karey Burke, exec VP of programming development. "This series will explore relevant social issues for our audience and shine a light on addiction."
Bert V. Royal ("Easy A") and Karen DiConcetto ("Ruby & The Rockits") will serve as exec producers, along with Craig Piligian ("Abducted: The Carlina White Story"), Beth Miller ("Revenge of the Bridesmaids") and Danielle VonZerneck ("Left to Die"). Royal and DiConcetto wrote the pilot.