The "Socio" pilot is executive produced by 8-time Emmy Award nominee Gavin Polone.
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The production company Pariah in association with Prodco are ready to begin shooting a new pilot for ABC Family titled "Socio". The casting directors in Los Angeles and New York are auditioning actors for starring, guest-starring, recurring roles, and day players. Extras will be hired throughout production beginning late October, 2012. The production office for the show is located at the EUE/Screen Gems Studios in New York City. "Socio" is one of five new pilots that are in production for the network. The others are "The Fosters," "Terminales," "Phys Ed," and "Continuing Fred."
"Socio" centers on a charismatic sixteen-year-old alleged sociopath, who recently reconnected with his two female best friends from childhood, and who becomes the prime suspect when a fellow student is murdered. Danny Ryder, who murdered his own aunt five years ago, returns to his home town after being released from custody - a controversial homecoming that causes a media firestorm. Admittedly guilty, Danny, nicknamed "Socio" by the hostile high school crowd he will be attending school with, claims that he had a reason for the murder - but what that reason is he has stubbornly refused to divulge.
Starring in "Socio" is Canadian actor Avan Jogia in the role of Danny Ryder, the teen who returns to town after being locked up for five years after killing his aunt; Denise Richards plays Danny's mother Karen, who harbors secrets of her own; Maddie Hasson portrays Jo Masterson, Danny's former best friend; Kimberly Quinn is Jo's mother Tess, who gives Danny the benefit of doubt and is tolerant of him wanting to be friends with Jo again; Kylie Bunbury has been cast as Danny's other former best friend, now a popular girl who wants to rid herself of her harrowing past.
The talented Adam Milch wrote the pilot for "Socio" and will co-executive produce with eight-time Primetime Emmy Award nominee Gavin Polone of the production company Pariah. Prodco will produce along with Pariah's Lauren Pfeiffer. Prodco's president is Don Mink, who is also co-founder of the Disney-ABC Television Group owned subsidiary production company It's a Laugh Productions. That company has produced such Disney Channel shows as "Hannah Montana," "The Suite Life of Zack and Cody," "Jonas," "Jessie," "Shake It Up!", "Austin & Ally," and "Dog with a Blog," among many others. In addition to "Socio", Prodco is also producing the other four ABC Family pilots in pre-production.
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"Socio" Production Office
EUE/Screen Gems Studios
222 E. 44th Street
New York, NY 10017
4024 Radford Avenue
Studio City, CA 91604
9744 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90212-2612
3800 W Alameda Ave
Burbank, CA 91505
Avan Jogia - Danny Ryder
Denise Richards - Karen Ryder
Kimberly Quinn - Tess Masterson
Maddie Hasson - Jo Masterson
Kylie Bunbury - Lacey
Ashton Moio - Rico
Danny Ryder (Avan Jogia), who murdered his own aunt five years ago, returns to his home town after being released from custody - a controversial homecoming that causes a media firestorm. Admittedly guilty, Danny, nicknamed "Socio" by the hostile high school crowd he will be attending school with, claims that he had a reason for the murder - but what that reason is he has stubbornly refused to divulge. Ostracized by his peers, Danny finds an unlikely champion in his former best friend Jo (Maddie Hasson), but he's finding it harder to break through to his other former friend, Lacey (Kylie Bunbury), now a popular "cool girl" who is trying to leave her Traumatic past behind. But when another student is found murdered, suspicion falls on Danny, and the question remains - is Danny the serial slayer everyone assumes he is or a maligned victim with a shocking secret?