I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I can’t wait to go to High School.
Clea DuVall’s series High School, about the teen years of lesbian twin sister duo Tegan and Sara, has been picked up with a series order from Amazon’s IMDb TV. The series is describe as a “transcendent story of first loves and first songs.”
We first heard about the project last October, and, now, it’s got a full series order. High School, which will be executive produced by DuVall, “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” according to Variety. It 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.”
“No one is more shocked than us, that after a VERY difficult couple years in high school, doing copious amounts of drugs, skipping school, lying + being all around degenerates that we made it this far in our musical journey,” the sisters tweeted. “THAT story is headed to @IMDbTV.” They also praised DuVall, saying “there is truly no one better to bring our origin story to TV,” and emphasized their shock, adding that they “never imagined THIS when I was on acid in 10th grade.” It seems like High School will be quite a wild show!
The Quin sisters, who are also executive producing, also released a statement, saying, they “apologize in advance to our mother for forcing her to relive this period of time with us again. We’ve made casting suggestions on her behalf to the incomparable Clea DuVall and our wonderful partners at Plan B.”
DuVall is also set to write and direct several episodes of the show, including the pilot. Last year, Tegan and Sara collaborated with DuVall when they released a song “Make You Mine This Season,” on the soundtrack to DuVall’s lesbian Christmas romantic comedy Happiest Season.
Happiest Season became one of the internet’s most buzzed-about movies when it was released last year. Starring Kristen Stewart and Mackenzie Davis, the movie was about a closeted woman introducing her girlfriend to her family for the first time at Christmas. It became Hulu’s most successful original film.
The series is going to be based on the Quin sisters' memoir, also titled High School, which was released in 2019. The book told the story of the twins growing up, long before they became the lesbian icons they are today.