Stitchers

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Stitchers
Stitchers Intertitle.png
GenreCrime drama
Science fiction
Created by Jeffrey Alan Schechter
Starring
Composer Kurt Farquhar
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes31 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producers
  • Jeffrey Alan Schechter
  • Jonathan Baruch
  • Rob Wolken
  • Todd Holland
  • John Myrick
  • John Ziffren
ProducerDavid Roessell
Running time43 minutes
Production companies
Distributor Disney–ABC Domestic Television
Release
Original network Freeform
Original releaseJune 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]

Contents

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

Recurring

Episodes

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

Stitchers ran for three seasons. The first season was 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 25%, based on 16 reviews. There are not enough reviews to provide statistics for the second and third seasons. [8] The site's critical consensus for Season 1 reads, "Confusing and tonally inconsistent, Stitchers is neither campy enough to be fun nor intelligent enough to be compelling." [9] On Metacritic, the first season has a score of 48 out of 100, based on 9 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews". [10]

Broadcast

Internationally, the series premiered in Australia on FOX8 on October 14, 2015 [11] and in the United Kingdom, it premiered on SyFy on July 23, 2018, being shown daily Monday-Friday. [12] Season 2 started the day after the end of Season 1. On September 15, 2017, Freeform canceled the series after three seasons. [5]

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