ABC Family Orders Drama Pilot Inspired By Amanda Knox Case

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ABC FamilyABC Family has green-lit production on Guilt, a pilot for an hour-long drama series which is similar in tone to the real life Amanda Knox case and tells the story of an American teenager who becomes the prime suspect in her roommates violent murder.

Set in London, Guilt tells the story an American in London who becomes the prime suspect in the savage murder of her roommate. As the investigation unfolds, the viewers will question whether she’s a naive, young girl whose poor decisions are being magnified under the ruthless glare of the British tabloids, or whether she’s a sociopath who brutally murdered her friend.

The hour-long drama was created by Kathryn Price and Nichole Millard, who are writing the script for the pilot. Sea to Sky Entertainment and BV Family Productions are producing in association with ABC Family. The executive producers are Steve McPherson, Kathryn Price and Nichole Millard.

“Guilt is a sophisticated, sexy and suspenseful crime epic that will have audiences captivated week-to-week,” said Karey Burke, ABC Family’s Executive Vice President of Programming and Development.

Guilt is the fourth project to score a pilot order at ABC Family following the network’s announcement that they will be looking to double their original series output over the next four years. It joins a current development slate that also includes half-hour comedy Gorgeous Morons; and hour-long dramas Shadowhunters, Stay and Beyond.