ABC Family Pilot ‘Socio’ May Encounter Obstacles Due to Content

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The ABC Family Pilot Socio was looking good for pickup prior to the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary earlier this month. Here is what Deadline is reporting.

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Socio is already darker than the typical ABC Family fare. Referred to as “Dexter in high school”, it centers on a charismatic 16-year-old alleged sociopath who returns to his hometown after serving time for murdering his aunt to re-join his childhood friends, now in high school. He becomes the prime suspect when a fellow student is murdered. Socio is one of two ABC Family drama pilots that have been delivered, along with family comedy-drama The Fosters. (The third of the network’s current batch, Terminales, is wrapping post-production). I hear ABC Family brass have been high on Socio, thus the permission to start making offers to writers as the net nears greenlight decisions. But will a U.S. TV network (Disney-owned no less) proceed with a series order to a project about school violence and a young killer in the immediate aftermath of today’s massacre? (The real-life killer in Newtown, Conn., who murdered 27 people, including 20 children, was 20).

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  1. This show sounds completely different from the events in Connecticut. Will we have no murder mysteries now? Ridiculous.

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