“The creative minds behind Finding Carter did an exceptional job bringing this story to life and drawing our audience in,” MTV programming president Susanne Daniels said. “I’m looking forward to another season following Carter on her journey.”
Created by Emily Silver (Bones), Finding Carter tells the story of Carter Stevens (Kathryn Prescott), a seemingly normal 16-year-old girl with what she thought was the perfect life. She had friends, a tight relationship with her mother, and more freedom than most had when they were her age. However, everything she thought she knew gets turned on its head when she learns that the woman she knows as her mother actually kidnapped her when she was a toddler. When she’s placed back with her biological family, though, Carter has a tough time in accepting them as her family and rebels against her strict mother.
In addition to Prescott, Finding Carter stars Cynthia Watros (Lost), Alexis Denisof (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Anna Jacoby-Heron (Contagion), Zac Pullam (Listen), and Alex Saxon (The Fosters). The show’s critical and commercial success continues the swoon that MTV is experiencing following initial growing pains in its plan to expand into scripted programming. It’s the second new scripted show that MTV has renewed this year, following in the footsteps of comedy Faking It, and joins Teen Wolf and Awkward. on the network’s growing scripted slate, which will grow even more this fall when comedy Happyland premieres.
Finding Carter airs Tuesdays at 10:00 on MTV. You can check out a midseason trailer for the show below.
Have you been watching Finding Carter? Where do you think they’ll take the show during season two? Would you like to see Carter start warming up to Elizabeth in the near future?