ABC Family (which rebrands as Freeform January 12) announced the first three episodes of new drama Recovery Road are now available on WATCH ABC Family app, Hulu, and Video on Demand, until the series premiere. The first episode, “Blackout,” will also be available as a free digital download on iTunes, Amazon Video, and Google Play. Watch two new previews, below.
Based on the YA novel by Blake Nelson, Recovery Road focuses on a teenage girl, Maddie (Jessica Sula), living with addiction. In addition to Sula, the cast includes Sebastian De Souza, Sharon Leal, Alexis Carra, Kyla Pratt, Daniel Franzese, and David Witts. The show debuts Monday, January 25, at 9:00pm ET/PT on Freeform.
Here’s ABC Family’s description of the Recovery Road series premiere episode, “Blackout”:
Recovery Road: Blackout (1/25)
THE FUN IS OVER FOR A HIGH SCHOOL PARTY GIRL WHEN SHE’S CONFRONTED ABOUT HER ADDICTION ON THE SERIES PREMIERE OF “RECOVERY ROAD,” AIRING JANUARY 25TH AT 9:00 PM ET/PT ON FREEFORM (THE NEW NAME FOR ABC FAMILY)
Burbank, CA (December 15, 2015) – When Maddie gets busted for possessing alcohol at school, she’s forced to choose between expulsion and rehab in the series premiere of “Recovery Road,” airing Monday, January 25th at 9:00 PM ET/PT on Freeform, the new name for ABC Family. ABC Family is becoming Freeform on January 12, 2016.
When her high school guidance counselor confronts Maddie about the severity of the situation, Maddie can’t see the problem with her hard-partying ways. Forced to face facts, Maddie makes the difficult decision to live with other recovering addicts at a sober living facility at night. She’s determined to keep it all a secret from her peers as she continues her regular high school routine by day.
The premiere episode, titled “Blackout,” was written by Bert V. Royal and Karen DiConcetto and directed by Lawrence Trilling.
Based on the popular young adult novel by Blake Nelson, “Recovery Road” stars Jessica Sula (“Skins”) as Maddie, Sebastian de Souza (“The Borgias”), Sharon Leal (“Dreamgirls”), Alexis Carra (“Mixology”), Daniel Franzese (“Mean Girls”), Kyla Pratt (“Dr. Doolittle”), and David Witts (“EastEnders”). The pilot was written by Bert V. Royal (“Easy A”) and Karen DiConcetto (“Ruby & The Rockits”) who will also serve as executive producers alongside Holly Sorenson (“Make It or Break It”), Danielle VonZerneck (“Left to Die”), and Craig Piligian (“Abducted: The Carlina White Story”), and Beth Miller (“Revenge of the Bridesmaids”) from Pilgrim Studios.
Part of the Disney/ABC Television Group, ABC Family (to be renamed Freeform on January 12, 2016) is distributed in 94 million homes. The network connects to audiences and goes beyond entertainment with bold original programming and immersive social engagement. The network delivers a unique mix of quality original and acquired series, plus fan favorite movies and the holiday events “13 Nights of Halloween” and “25 Days of Christmas”. WATCH ABC Family (also to be renamed Freeform) is a 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 via a wide array of devices.
Check out Recovery Road, in a pair of new previews from ABC Family:
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