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IMDb TV is going to High School.
Amazon’s free and ad-supported platform has handed out a series order to High School, a coming-of-age comedy based on the memoir by twin siblings and Grammy-nominated performers Tegan and Sara Quin.
Written and directed by Happiest Season’s Clea DuVall, High School is a story about finding your own identity, a journey that is made more complicated when you have a twin whose own struggle and self-discovery closely mimics your own. The series will be told through a backdrop of ’90s grunge and rave culture and weaves between parallel and discordant memories of twin sisters growing up down the hall from one another.
The news comes after the “Where Does the Good Go” siblings and singers released their memoir, also titled High School, in September 2019. DuVall, who like the Quin sisters is also openly gay, teamed with the duo to develop it for TV last October. Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment, which has a first-look deal with Amazon, is behind the series.
Tegan and Sara have sold more than 2 million albums and put out nine studio records. The Canadian performers launched the Tegan and Sara Foundation in 2017 to help fight for health, economic justice and representation for LGBTQ girls and women.
High School becomes the latest scripted series at IMDb TV, joining a roster that includes Alex Rider (previously renewed for a second season), the upcoming Leverage update with Noah Wyle and a Bosch spinoff, among others. The platform, which launched in January 2019, also has five other scripted shows in the works as it looks to use originals as a draw for eyeballs alongside its library content.
Elsewhere at Newfronts, IMDb TV handed out a second season for Top Class and greenlit fellow unscripted originals Luke Bryan: My Dirt Road Diary, Bug Out and an untitled series from Jeff Lewis. IMDb TV also set a July 9 premiere date for Leverage: Redemption, with eight episodes launching this summer and another eight in the fall.
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