“Jawbreaker” Is Being Rebooted As TV Series For E! Network

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Before there was Mean Girls, there was 1999’s Jawbreaker, a pop-infused dark comedy that mixed high school, sex and murder—and Rose McGowan! Now, nearly 20 years later, the cult film has been greenlighted as a scripted series for E! Television.

The show will be overseen by Darren Stein, who wrote and directed the 1999 movie, with help from writer George Northy, who penned the script for Stein’s 2013 gay teen comedy, G.B.F.

Whether McGowan or costars Julie Benz and Rebecca Gayheart will be a part of the reboot is unknown, but we hope it’s as deliciously queer as the original.

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Turning iconic black teen comedies into TV shows is something of a trend these days: TV Land is prepping a small screen version of the 1988 classic Heathers, which saw Winona Ryder and Christian Slater squaring off against the most popular girls in school.

Stein has also dreamed of staging a musical version of Jawbreakers—Jinkx Monsoon participated in a table reading last year as Principal Sherwood (played by Carol Kane in the movie).

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