Fremantle Sets Troubled Teen Reform Industry Series


Fremantle is set to develop and produce the ongoing drama series Troubled, exploring the problematic troubled teen reform industry.

Based on the experiences and survival story of Misha Osherovich (Freaky, The Girl in the Woods), the series exposes the corrupt multi-million-dollar industry that has gone unnoticed and unchecked for decades. It also highlights the hopeful bonds teens forge in the worst of circumstances.

Osherovich co-created and co-wrote Troubled with screenwriter Skylar Landsee, and both serve as co-executive producers. Paul Keables (Boss, Mars, Spinning Out) is set to showrun and executive produce alongside producers Adam Henricks and Greg Gilreath for Divide/Conquer.

Troubled is based on my story and the stories of the teens I met during the years I spent inside the system,” Osherovich said. “The secretive world of the troubled teen industry shames its survivors into silence. Now, with this series, I am breaking mine. I am thrilled to collaborate with Fremantle to make these stories heard.”

Dante Di Loreto, president of scripted programming at Fremantle, said, “Misha is a dynamic creative talent with an original and authentic voice. Alongside Skylar and under Paul’s leadership, Fremantle looks forward to bringing this edgy, heartfelt and courageous story to the screen.”

“Good stories can create change,” added Keables. “We have an opportunity with Troubled to take a raw, intimate and unexpected look at the reality these young people face. I’m excited to partner with this outstanding team to shine a light on these survivors and tell Misha’s story of resilience and hope.”