EXCLUSIVE: Sebastian De Souza (UK’s Skins, Showtime’s The Borgias) has been cast as the male lead opposite Samantha Logan, and Mixology‘s Alexis Carra is set to co-star in ABC Family’s drama pilot Recovery Road, based on Blake Nelson’s novel about a teenage girl dealing with addiction. Written by Bert V. Royal and Karen DiConcetto, the project centers on party girl high school student Maddie Graham (Logan) who spends her nights at a rehab facility.
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De Souza plays the mysterious, bad-boy type Wes Stewart, another patient in rehab to whom Maddie is immediately attracted. Carra, repped by SMS Talent and J.C. Robbins, plays Cynthia McDermott, the high school guidance counselor who discovers Maddie’s problem and sends her to rehab. For obvious reasons, she and Maddie have a contentious relationship. Brit De Souza, repped by Magnolia Entertainment, ICM Partners and Waring and McKenna in London, next will be seen opposite Cara Delevingne and Will Poulter in the indie Kids In Love, which he also co-wrote.