ABC Family, which is rebranding as Freeform in January, is keeping its promise to expand its original programming slate with series orders for two new scripted dramas: Guilt and Beyond.

FreeformGuilt, reminiscent of the Amanda Knox story, is an hourlong drama about a young American woman in London who becomes the prime suspect in the savage murder of her roommate. As the investigation unfolds, viewers will question whether she’s a naïve young girl whose poor decisions are being magnified under the ruthless glare of the British tabloids or whether she’s a sociopath who brutally murdered her friend.

Guilt is written, created and executive produced by The Game Plan’s Kathryn Price and Nichole Millard. Stephen McPherson exec produces. Guilt is a co-production of Sea to Sky Entertainment (the joint venture between Lionsgate Television and Thunderbird Films) and BV Family Productions in association with ABC Family. Gary Fleder directed the pilot.

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Like all Tim Kring projects, Beyond will start strong and end quickly and badly (see Heroes and...
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I must agree with DougW. Guilt sound like a female version of Twisted where we didn't know...
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I hate "Freeform" as a brand title. Sounds so empty and yet trite. Much like "SyFy".

Beyond is a one-hour drama about a young man who wakes up from a coma after 12 years and discovers new supernatural abilities that propel him into the middle of a dangerous conspiracy. From Imperative Entertainment and Automatik, Beyond is created, written and executive produced by Adam Nussdorf. Tim Kring, Zak Kadison, Justin Levy and Brian Kavanaugh-Jones executive produce. Lee Toland Krieger directed the pilot.

Guilt and Beyond join the recently announced pickups of a fifth season for Switched At Birth, a season 2 of Monica The Medium and drama pilot Famous in Love.