EXCLUSIVE: Italia Ricci has been cast as the lead of ABC Family‘s drama pilot Terminales. Based on a successful Mexican television format by Miguel Angel Fox, Terminales centers on April (Ricci), an aspiring young journalist who is trying to impress her unimpressable editor. She’s resourceful, devoted to her family and begins to fall in love when she gets devastating news: she has a terminal illness. The pilot was written by Susanna Fogel and Joni Lefkowitz, who executive produces with Kapital Entertainment’s Aaron Kaplan. Lionsgate TV is producing in association with Televisa. Canadian actress Ricci, repped by ICM Partners and Protégé Entertainment, is best known for her co-starring role on cult Cartoon Network series Unnatural History.