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ABC Family announces second season of 'Wildfire'

MUMBAI: ABC Family has picked up a second season of the original drama series Wildfire.

A total of 13 one-hour episodes will be produced for the second season order with production set to begin this August in New Mexico, announced ABC Family president Paul Lee.

 

 

The drama, produced by Lions Gate Television in association with Piller and The Segan Company, centers on the struggles of a young woman (played by newcomer Genevieve Cortese) to turn her life around. The series also stars Dennis Weaver, Greg Serano, Nana Visitor, Micah Alberti, Andrew Hoeft, James Read, Ryan Sypek and Nicole Tubiola.

 

 

"We are thrilled to be renewing Wildfire. It has done tremendously well for us, drawing in key demos week after week and serving as a great launching pad for Beautiful People. Gen Cortese is fabulous in the lead – our audiences just love this show," said Lee.

"ABC Family has been a perfect home for this series. We’re very proud of the show and appreciate the tremendous support we’ve received from the network," said Lions Gate Television president, programming and production Kevin Beggs.

The series continues to deliver strong ratings for its seventh original episode; posting its best numbers since week two with 2 million total viewers.

Wildfire follows eighteen-year-old Kris Furillo (Cortese) who, after serving time at a juvenile detention center, is given the opportunity to start a new life. Her talent with horses is recognized by a volunteer and local trainer (Serano), who arranges a job for her at the Ritter's family run ranch.

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