ABC FAMILY GREENLIGHTS SCRIPTED DRAMA PILOT "STAY"
AS NETWORK LOOKS TO INCREASE ITS ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING
DRAMA JOINS OTHER PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED PILOTS
"BEYOND" AND "GORGEOUS MORONS"
Burbank, CA (June 11, 2015) - As ABC Family works to double its original programming over the next four years, the network has greenlit pilot production on a new one-hour drama "Stay." This drama pilot joins previous pilot orders for "Gorgeous Morons" and supernatural drama "Beyond."
"'Stay' is an emotionally powerful story about a fractured family that comes back together under the most unexpected of circumstances," said Karey Burke, Executive Vice President, Programming and Development, ABC Family. "'Stay' is a haunting and surprising ride that we are excited to bring to life."
"Stay" is an edge-of-your-seat thriller about a recently widowed police detective and his two daughters who are stranded at a foreboding hotel and must unravel the hotel's mysteries to escape. "Stay" is written and executive produced by Spenser Cohen. Jon Turteltaub ("National Treasure," "Sorcerer's Apprentice") will direct the pilot and also serve as Executive Producer, along with Anna Halberg.
Part of the Disney/ABC Television Group, ABC Family is distributed in 94 million homes. ABC Family entertains and connects to audiences with bold, relatable programming that celebrates the epic adventure of becoming an adult, from first kiss to first kid. ABC Family's programming is a combination of network-defining original series and original movies, quality acquired series and blockbuster theatricals. "WATCH ABC Family" is an authenticated service which allows viewers with participating TV subscription services access to 24/7 live viewing of the network, as well as continued on demand access to such popular series at home and on the go via a wide array of devices. ABC Family is also the destination for annual Holiday events with "13 Nights of Halloween" and "25 Days of Christmas."