Faking It alumna Katie Stevens, Aisha Dee (Chasing Life) and Meghann Fahy (Political Animals) have landed lead roles in Freeform drama pilot Issues, from Universal Television and The District.

Inspired by the life of Joanna Coles, editor in chief of Cosmopolitan, the scripted show is a glimpse into the outrageous lives and loves of those responsible for a global women’s magazine. Their struggles are about finding your identity, managing friendships and getting your heart broken, all while wearing the perfect jeans to flatter any body type.

Stevens will play Jane, who has just been promoted to her dream job as a writer for Scarlet Magazine. Equal parts passion and determination, she is sometimes a little overwhelmed by life in New York. Dee portrays Kat, also recently promoted at Scarlet to social media director; she is bold, fearless and not intimidated by anyone. Fahy rounds out the trio as Sutton, the last of her friends to be an assistant at Scarlet. Sutton is humble and dependable, but her workload comes at two speeds – crushing or overwhelming. Furthermore, Sutton is keeping a secret from her friends.

They join previously announced Melora Hardin and Sam Page. Matt Ward (Remedy) rounds out the cast as Alex, a fellow writer at Scarlet who is smitten with Jane and joined the magazine as a last resort after losing a dream job.

Sarah Watson (Parenthood), David Bernad (Superstore), Joanna Coles and Ruben Fleischer (Superstore, Zombieland) will serve as executive producers. Holly Whidden is a co-executive producer.