ABC Family has rounded out the cast for its drama Recovery Road, which was picked up to series in December. British actor David Witts (EastEnders) has joined as a series regular, and Lindsay Pearce (The Wedding Ringer) has been tapped for a recurring role. Written by Bert V. Royal and Karen DiConcetto based on the popular young-adult novel by Blake Nelson, Recovery Road centers on Maddie (Jessica Sula), a party girl and a highly functioning addict who doesn’t think she has a problem until she’s confronted one day by her school guidance counselor and is forced to choose between expulsion and rehab. Maddie makes the difficult decision to live with other recovering addicts at a rehab facility, while facing the daily pressures of her teenage life.
Witts will play Craig, the counselor at Springtime Meadows, though not a recovering addict himself. He might come off as absent-minded, but nothing gets past Craig, and he’s an effective counselor who really cares about his patients. This was a guest star/recurring role in the pilot but was changed to regular for the series. Pearce is Rebecca. She and Maddie grew up together and once were very close. Rebecca now blames Maddie for everything that’s gone wrong in her life, since Maddie was the one who revealed that Rebecca had an addiction.