Three months after the untimely cancellation of MTV’s Faking It, star Katie Stevens is rebounding with a lead role on Freeform’s Issues, a drama pilot about the cutthroat world of magazine publishing in New York City.
Inspired by the life of Joanna Coles, the editor in chief of Cosmopolitan, Issues takes place at Scarlet magazine, where Stevens’ Jane was just hired to her dream position. She and her co-workers — social media director Kat (Chasing Life‘s Aisha Dee) and harrowed assistant Sutton (Political Animals‘ Meghann Fahy) — unite under Jacqueline (Transparent‘s Melora Hardin), the intimidating EIC of Scarlet.
Additional characters include Richard (Mad Men‘s Sam Page), a sophisticated gentleman who works as the magazine’s legal counsel, and Alex (Remedy‘s Matt Ward, a young writer with a crush on Jane.
Production is currently underway in Toronto.
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