Freeform picked up a new one-hour drama series called “Close Up,” ordering a pilot before settling on a straight to series order. The new show was announced today by Lauren Corrao, executive vice president, Original Programming and Development.

According to the network, “Close Up” is a one-hour drama series set in Centreville, New Jersey, a suburban town seemingly just like any other. Centreville high school student Rachel Guyer is on a mission to expose the truth about her hometown and turn her community inside out.

Executive produced by Peter Nowalk (“How to Get Away with Murder”) and written by Keith Staskiewicz (“Three Delivery”), this character-driven drama “will be full of suspense, mystery and twists no one will see coming” according to Freeform.

“‘Close Up’ tells a wonderfully layered story that illuminates the strength behind one young woman’s act of rebellion and its impact on changing the world,” said Corrao, executive vice president, Original Programming and Development, Freeform. “This show will defy expectations and spark cultural conversation, and we are so grateful to Peter and Keith for bringing it to life on Freeform.”

“Keith is a brilliant storyteller. He’s created a show that is unique, mysterious and timely,” said Nowalk. “We feel lucky that our executives at Freeform and Signature share our passion for these characters and can’t wait to make the pilot.”

“We are beyond thrilled to land a home for Pete and this wildly talented fresh voice and first-time creator Keith Staskiewicz with our partners at Freeform,” added Tracy Underwood, senior vice president, ABC Signature Studios.

If picked up to series, “Close Up” will join “grown-ish,” “The Bold Type,” “Good Trouble,” “Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists,” “Siren,” “Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger” and other hit series on the network’s growing list of original YA content. Freeform is launching the “Party of Five” reboot, “Motherland” and “Everything’s Gonna Be Okay” later this year.

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