ABC Family’s New Pilot Sounds Like Amanda Knox in London

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SEATTLE, WA - MARCH 27: Amanda Knox speaks to the media during a brief press conference in front of her parents' home March 27, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. Knox and Raffaele Sollecito have been acquitted by Italy's highest court in the murder of British student Meredith Kercher, who was killed in her bedroom on November 1, 2007 in Perugia. Standing with Knox are her fiance Colin Sutherland (L) and mother, Edda Mellas (R). (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

Things keep getting edgier over at ABC Family. Mostly a home for teen-skewing programming, the cable net has slowly been upping its attitude, with young adult-ish shows like the scarier-than-ever Pretty Little Liars, sci-fi procedural Stitchers, and the lovely cancer drama Chasing Life. Today, they greenlit a new pilot that fits in with their evolving slate and sounds eerily familiar to a real-life mystery.

Guilt, from by Kathryn Price and Nichole Millard (who co-wrote The Rock comedy The Game Plan) is described as a “soapy thriller that revolves around an American in London who becomes the prime suspect in the savage murder of her roommate.” Not revealing if she is or isn’t the killer, the potential series is designed to play with our suspicions and cast doubt on the main character and several others, “all the way up to the Royal Family,” as the investigation unfolds.

Should Guilt be picked up, we're betting that Amanda Knox (pictured above), the American who was recently acquitted for the murder of her roommate while studying abroad in Italy, won’t be setting her DVR for this one. But we will be!

 

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