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Stitchers
Series title with a cracked font in white on a black background
Genre Crime drama
Science fiction
Created by Jeffrey Alan Schechter
Starring
Composer(s) Kurt Farquhar
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 31 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Jeffrey Alan Schechter
  • Jonathan Baruch
  • Rob Wolken
  • Todd Holland
  • John Myrick
  • John Ziffren
Producer(s) David Roessell
Running time 43 minutes
Production company(s)
Distributor Disney–ABC Domestic Television
Release
Original network Freeform
Original release June 2, 2015 (2015-06-02) – August 14, 2017 (2017-08-14)
External links
Official website

Stitchers is an American science fiction crime drama series created by Jeffrey Alan Schechter.[1] The show was picked up to series on September 29, 2014,[2] and premiered on June 2, 2015, on ABC Family (now Freeform).[3] In an October 2016 Facebook Live chat, it was announced that the series was renewed for a third season, which aired from June 5 to August 14, 2017.[4] On September 15, 2017, Freeform canceled the series after three seasons.[5]

Plot

Stitchers follows Kirsten Clark, who has been recruited into a government agency to be "stitched" into the memories of people recently deceased to investigate murders and mysteries that otherwise would have gone unsolved. Dr. Cameron Goodkin, a brilliant neuroscientist, assists Kirsten in the secret program headed by Maggie Baptiste, a skilled covert operator. The program also includes Linus Ahluwalia, a bioelectrical engineer and communications technician. Camille, Kirsten's roommate and a computer science grad student, is also recruited to assist Kirsten as a "stitcher". LAPD Detective Quincy Fisher is recruited and added to the team after crossing paths with Kirsten.

Cast

Main

  • Emma Ishta as Kirsten Clark, a Caltech student recruited to the secret Stitchers program. She was given a diagnosis of temporal dysplasia, a fictional condition in which a person could not sense the passing of time, at the age of eight after her father attempted to stitch her into her mother while she was still alive, resulting in the death of her mother and the loss of Kirsten's memories of her parents. This condition hinders her ability to form relationships as her lack of temporal perception hinders her emotional connection to others; as described by her when she witnessed her dead foster father, from her perspective the moment she was told he was dead he had been dead forever. She is in a relationship with Cameron.
  • Kyle Harris as Cameron Goodkin, a brilliant neuroscientist who is part of the Stitchers program. He had heart valve surgery at a young age leading to his first meeting Kirsten. Born under the name Cameron Miller but took his mother's surname when his father was sent to prison for fraud. He is in a relationship with Kirsten.
  • Ritesh Rajan as Linus Ahluwalia, a bioelectrical engineer and technical communications for the Stitchers program.
  • Salli Richardson-Whitfield as Marguerite "Maggie" Baptiste, a former CIA assassin and the leader of the Stitchers program.
  • Allison Scagliotti as Camille Engelson, roommate of Kirsten and talented graduate student of computer science. It was revealed that Maggie assigned her to keep an eye on Kirsten by paying off her student loans and living accommodation.
  • Damon Dayoub as Detective Quincy Fisher (recurring, season 1; regular, season 2–3),[6] an LAPD officer who is later recruited into the Stitchers program to act as their 'public face', essentially taking official credit for the arrests carried out based on the evidence acquired through stitching.

Recurring

  • Hugo Armstrong as Ed Clark, Kirsten's non-biological father. He is found dead from unknown causes at the start of the series, set out in a manner that suggested suicide despite Kirsten's doubts, and left hints for Kirsten to figure out the truth about her condition.
  • Tiffany Hines as Marta Rodriguez, a former member of the Stitchers Program who went into a coma after a stitch gone wrong. She later awakens and then sacrifices herself for Kirsten (season 1).
  • Kaylee Quinn as Young Kirsten Clark
  • Oded Fehr as Leslie Turner, the director of the Stitchers program (seasons 1–2).
  • Sola Bamis as Dr. Ayo, head of the medical department at the Stitchers program.
  • Ross Kurt Le as Alex, part of the Stitchers team and responsible for subject biology (or Sub-Bio).
  • Jack Turner as Liam Granger, Kirsten's ex-boyfriend.
  • C. Thomas Howell as Daniel Stinger, Kirsten's biological father.
  • John Billingsley as Mitchell Blair, Turner's superior who promotes Maggie as the new director of the Stitchers program (season 2–present).
  • Jasmin Savoy Brown as Nina, Cameron's girlfriend (season 2).
  • Sarah Davenport as Ivy Brown, Kirsten's older half-sister (season 2–3).
  • Anna Akana as Amanda, Camille's love interest (season 2–3)

Episodes

Season Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
1 11 June 2, 2015 (2015-06-02) October 20, 2015 (2015-10-20)
2 10 March 22, 2016 (2016-03-22) May 24, 2016 (2016-05-24)
3 10 June 5, 2017 (2017-06-05) August 14, 2017 (2017-08-14)

As of September 2017, Stitchers has run for three seasons. The first season is presented as a miniseries of eleven (ten plus one) episodes, which aired weekly from June 2, 2015 to August 4, 2015 for the first ten, plus a Halloween special "When Darkness Falls" on October 20, 2015.

Reception

Stitchers has received mixed reviews from critics. On Rotten Tomatoes, the first season holds a rating of 29%, based on 14 reviews. The site's critical consensus reads, "Confusing and tonally inconsistent, Stitchers is neither campy enough to be fun nor intelligent enough to be compelling."[7] On Metacritic, the first season has a score of 48 out of 100, based on 9 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews".[8]

Broadcast

Internationally, the series premiered in Australia on FOX8 on October 14, 2015[9] and in the United Kingdom, it premiered on SyFy on July 23, 2018, being shown daily Monday-Friday. [10] Season 2 will be shown starting the day after the end of Season 1.

References

  1. ^ "ABC Family Begins Production on the New One-Hour Procedural Drama Series "Stitchers"". The Futon Critic. January 14, 2015. Retrieved April 4, 2015.
  2. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (September 29, 2014). "The best show ever to grace this network. ABC Family Picks Up 'Stitchers' And 'Young & Hungry', Cancels 'Mystery Girls', Passes On 'Unstrung'". Deadline.com. Retrieved April 4, 2015.
  3. ^ Wagmeister, Elizabeth (March 26, 2015). "ABC Family Adds 'Covert Affairs' Actor to Summer Crime Procedural 'Stitchers'". Variety. Retrieved April 4, 2015.
  4. ^ Wagmeister, Elizabeth (2016-10-06). "'Stitchers' Renewed for Season 3 at Freeform.Freeform cancelled the series on 16th Sep". Variety. Retrieved 2016-10-06.
  5. ^ Anop, Nirat. "Stitchers - Cancelled by Freeform". Spoilertv.com. Retrieved 2017-09-16.
  6. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (July 27, 2015). "'Stitchers' Promotes Damon Dayoub to Series Regular (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved August 5, 2015.
  7. ^ "Stitchers: Season 1". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved June 7, 2015.
  8. ^ "Stitchers : Season 1". Metacritic. Retrieved June 7, 2015.
  9. ^ Purcell, Charles (11 October 2015). "New This Week (Oct 12): The Walking Dead, Great Australian Bake Off, Botched, Enfield Haunting..." The Green Room. Archived from the original on 12 October 2015. Retrieved 12 October 2015.
  10. ^ "SYFY Sets UK Premiere Date For 'Stitchers' - TVWise". TVWise. 2018-06-07. Retrieved 2018-07-02.

External links

  • Official website
  • Stitchers on IMDb
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