Twin music duo Tegan and Sara’s best-selling memoir “High School” can be tailored as an unique collection for Amazon’s IMDb TV free, ad-supported streaming service.
The show, introduced as a part of Amazon’s first-ever NewFronts presentation Monday, can be govt produced by equivalent twins Tegan and Sara and writer-director-actor Clea DuVall.
“High School” is a coming-of-age scripted collection described as “a transcendent story of first loves and first songs.” The collection, to stream completely on IMDb TV, is produced by Amazon Studios and Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment.
News of the Tegan and Sara undertaking for IMDb TV comes after IMDb TV additionally introduced orders for a half-hour crime drama from Dick Wolf, docuseries “Luke Bryan: My Dirt Road Diary” and a home-design collection with inside designer Jeff Lewis; and 5 originals in improvement, together with coming-of-age comedy “Primo” from “The Good Place” creator Michael Schur and creator Shea Serrano.
“‘High School’ is a narrative about discovering your personal identification — a journey made much more difficult when you could have a twin whose personal wrestle and self-discovery so carefully mimics your personal,” in accordance with the working description of the collection. “Told by way of a backdrop of ’90s grunge and rave tradition, the collection weaves between parallel and discordant reminiscences of dual sisters rising up down the corridor from each other.”
Tegan and Sara Quin mentioned in a joint assertion, “We are extremely excited to be working with Lauren, Ryan, and the implausible IMDb TV staff to carry ‘High School’ to life and apologize upfront to our mom for forcing her to relive this time period with us once more. We’ve made casting strategies on her behalf to the incomparable Clea DuVall and our fantastic companions at Plan B.”
In addition to govt producing, DuVall will write and direct a number of episodes, together with the pilot. DuVall lately directed and co-wrote vacation comedy “Happiest Season” on Hulu and co-created, govt produces and voices the character of Elsa in Fox’s new animated comedy “HouseBroken.” She additionally is thought for her on-camera roles in “The Handmaid’s Tale,” “Veep,” “Argo” and different films and TV collection.
DuVall commented, “I’m grateful to Plan B, Amazon Studios and IMDb TV for his or her partnership in bringing Tegan and Sara’s lovely and complicated memoir to life.”
“High School” is a part of an total TV deal between Plan B and Amazon Studios. Plan B’s initiatives for Prime Video embody “The Underground Railroad” from Oscar-winning director Barry Jenkins, premiering May 13; collection “Outer Range” created by Brian Watkins; and “Paper Girls,” with Legendary Television, primarily based on Brian Okay. Vaughan’s best-selling graphic novel.
“Tegan and Sara’s trustworthy, weak and deeply partaking memoir has captivated readers and we sit up for their genuine voice and Clea’s distinctive perspective being delivered to life on this adaptation,” mentioned Lauren Anderson and Ryan Pirozzi, co-heads of content material and programming at IMDb TV, in a press release.
IMDb TV’s lineup of originals embody two lately launched docuseries — “Moment of Truth” and “Top Class: The Life and Times of the Sierra Canyon Trailblazers,” which has been renewed for a second season. Other collection coming to the AVOD service embody a by-product of Amazon Studios’ “Bosch”; the second season of “Alex Rider”; the comedy collection “Sprung” from Greg Garcia; and an untitled Judge Judy Sheindlin show.