From Fremantle: Fremantle will develop and produce an ongoing drama series titled “Troubled” that explores the problematic troubled teen reform industry based on creator Misha Osherovich’s (Freaky, “The Girl in The Woods”) experiences and survival story in the underground world of ‘tough love’ programs for rebellious youth.

This edgy, timely, and darkly humorous drama series exposes a corrupt multi-million dollar industry that has gone unnoticed and unchecked for decades – and highlights the hopeful bonds these teens forge in the worst of circumstances.

Filmmaker Misha Osherovich co-created and co-wrote “Troubled” with screenwriter Skylar Landsee. Osherovich and Landsee will serve as Co-Executive Producers.

Paul Keables (Boss, Mars, and Spinning Out) has boarded the project as Showrunner and Executive Producer, along with producers Adam Hendricks and Greg Gilreath for Divide/Conquer.

Misha Osherovich, Creator: “‘ Troubled’ is based on my story and the stories of the teens I met during the years I spent inside the system. 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.”

President of Scripted Programming, Fremantle, Dante Di Loreto, 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.”

Paul Keables, EP/Showrunner: “Good stories can create change. 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.”

The deal further underlines Fremantle’s ongoing and growing commitment to producing high-quality original series and films working with the very best talent from across the globe, including “The Mosquito Coast” from Neil Cross, Paolo Sorrentino’s critically acclaimed and Academy Award-nominated film “The Hand of God,” “Without Blood” produced and directed by Angelina Jolie and the recently announced musical drama project from Richard Mason and Julie Ann Robinson “The History of a Pleasure Seeker.”