Freeform is sticking with Stitchers. Today, the network announced they’ve ordered a third season of the sci-fi series.
The drama stars Emma Ishta as a computer science grad student who is recruited into a covert government agency to be “stitched” into the minds of the recently deceased. The cast also includes Kyle Harris, Ritesh Rajan, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, and Allison Scagliotti.
Season two of Stitchers ended this past May and received fairly low ratings, earning an average of .15 in the 18-49 demo and only 387,000 viewers. Nevertheless, Freeform has renewed the series due to its “passionate fanbase.”
Freeform has renewed the fan favorite drama series “Stitchers” for a third season, Karey Burke, executive vice president, Programming and Development, Freeform, announced today. “’Stitchers’’ passionate fanbase has been vocal about wanting to see more of this show, and we listened,” said Burke. “’Stitchers’ has proven itself a consistently strong performer, and we’re proud of the fact that it celebrates #smartgirls everywhere.”
Among Adults 18-49, “Stitchers” is Freeform’s No. 2 new series of the past two seasons behind only “Shadowhunters” and is the network’s No. 3 original series across digital platforms behind only “Pretty Little Liars” and “Shadowhunters.”
Highly intelligent and persistent, Kirsten Clark has an aptitude for technology but never expected that she’d be hacking into the minds of the recently deceased. Recruited into a covert government agency to be ‘stitched’ into the memories of the dead, Kirsten and the Stitchers team investigate murders and decipher mysteries that otherwise would have gone to the grave. Working alongside Kirsten is Cameron, a brilliant neuroscientist whose passion for the program is evident in his work, and Linus, an earnest engineer and communications technician. The secret agency is headed by Maggie, a skilled veteran of covert operations who closely guards the deeper purpose of the Stitchers program. Kirsten’s roommate, Camille, a gifted computer science grad student, is also recruited to use her skills to assist Kirsten in her role as a “stitcher,” as well as LAPD Detective Fisher, who provides back-up and support for the team.
“Stitchers” is executive produced by Jeffrey Alan Schechter (“Overruled!”), Jonathan Baruch and Rob Wolken. The series stars Emma Ishta as Kirsten Clark, Kyle Harris (“Carrie Diaries”) as Cameron Goodkin, Ritesh Rajan (“Jungle Book”) as Linus Ahluwalia, Salli Richardson-Whitfield (“Eureka,” “I Am Legend”) as Maggie Baptiste, Allison Scagliotti (“Warehouse 13”) as Camille Engelson, and Damon Dayoub (“NCIS”) as Detective Quincy Fisher.”
What do you think? Are you a fan of Stitchers? Are you glad it’s been renewed?