Calgary-raised Tegan and Sara sign deal to make TV series based on their ‘High School’ memoir

Calgary-raised Tegan and Sara sign deal to make TV series based on their ‘High School’ memoir

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The Canadian Press

Posted October 21, 2020 1:13 pm

 
 

Updated October 21, 2020 1:14 pm

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Music duo Tegan and Sara on their memoir ‘High School’

(Oct. 7) Canadian music duo Tegan and Sara reflect on their early years in their memoir ‘High School.’

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Tegan and Sara‘s teenage hurdles are headed to the small screen.

The Calgary-raised pop duo has inked a deal to adapt their 2019 memoir “High School” into a television series through Brad Pitt‘s production company Plan B Entertainment.

Representatives for the musicians say the coming-of-age story will follow twin sisters as they navigate identities separate from each other against the backdrop of 1990s grunge and rave culture.

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The foundation of the story comes from Tegan and Sara Quin’s own lives as recounted in “High School,” which explores the personal relationships that led them to eventually pursue a career in music.

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“Argo” and “Girl, Interrupted” actress Clea DuVall, who directed Tegan and Sara’s music video for “BWU,” will executive produce, write and direct the pilot episode.

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The Quin sisters will also serve as executive producers.

“High School” will be distributed by Amazon-owned free streaming platform IMDb TV in the United States, while a Canadian distributor is still to be announced.

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