Tegan and Sara Quin’s teenage years are coming to the small screen with little help from none other than Clea DuVall.
High School, the beloved queer indie rockers’ 2019 memoir, is being developed as a comedy series for IMDbTV with DuVall at the helm, Deadline reports. The series, produced by Amazon Studios in association with Plan B Entertainment, will follow the Quin sisters as they navigate the highs and lows of growing up queer.
DuVall is on board to write the script, direct the pilot episode, and co-executive produce alongside Tegan and Sara themselves. Be still my gay heart!
— IMDb TV (@IMDbTV) October 20, 2020
The series’ official description reads:
Through a backdrop of ’90s grunge and rave culture, the series tangles itself in the parallel and discordant memories of two sisters growing up down the hall from one another. This is a story about finding your own identity—a journey made even more complicated when you have a twin whose own struggle and self-discovery so closely mimics your own.
As NewNowNext previously reported, High School hit shelves last fall. The intimate deep-dive into Tegan and Sara’s formative years became a bestseller, and the sisters followed up by releasing Hey, I’m Just Like You, an album of reworked songs they’d written as teens, just three days later.
It’s a big year for DuVall. 2020 marks the 20th anniversary of But I’m a Cheerleader, the campy, darkly comedic lesbian rom-com she starred in alongside Natasha Lyonne. DuVall is also making her directorial debut with Happiest Season, a star-studded, holiday-themed lesbian rom-com premiering on Hulu this November.
“I loved @teganandsara’s beautiful memoir and am so thrilled to work with our team at @IMDbTV and Plan B to bring it to life,” she tweeted Tuesday.