[08/12/22 - 09:00 AM] Video: Amazon Freevee Reveals Premiere Date and Official Teaser for "High School," Based on the New York Times Best-Selling Memoir by Tegan and Sara Quin The first four episodes will premiere on Friday, October 14, with new episodes available every Friday exclusively on Amazon Freevee.
[via press release from Amazon]
Amazon Freevee Reveals Premiere Date and Official Teaser for "High School," Based on the New York Times Best-Selling Memoir by Tegan and Sara Quin
The coming-of-age series from Amazon Studios and Plan B Entertainment will premiere October 14
Clea DuVall serves as executive producer, co-writer, director, and co-showrunner
CULVER CITY, California - August 12, 2022 - Amazon Freevee has released the first footage of its long-awaited new series High School, an eight-episode coming-of-age drama based on the New York Times best-selling memoir of the same name from Grammy-nominated platinum recording artists Tegan and Sara Quin. The first four episodes of High School will premiere on Friday, October 14, with new episodes available every Friday exclusively on Amazon Freevee.
Produced by Amazon Studios and Emmy-and Academy Award-winning Plan B Entertainment, High School 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 mimic your own. Told through a backdrop of '90s grunge and rave culture, the series weaves between parallel and discordant memories of twin sisters growing up down the hall from one another. High School will make its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival this September.
The series stars TikTok creators Railey and Seazynn Gilliland in their television debut as the high school versions of Tegan and Sara, respectively. Special guest stars Cobie Smulders (The Avengers, How I Met Your Mother) and Kyle Bornheimer (Marriage Story, Brooklyn Nine-Nine) play the twins' parents, Simone Bates and Patrick Twiley. Esther McGregor is also a series regular as Natalie. Rounding out the cast are recurring guest stars Olivia Rouyre as Phoebe, Amanda Fix as Maya, Brianne Tju (I Know What You Did Last Summer) as Ali, Geena Meszaros (Under the Banner of Heaven) as Lily, CJ Valleroy (NCIS: Los Angeles) as Evan, and Nate Corddry (For All Mankind) as David.
High School is executive produced by Clea DuVall, Tegan and Sara Quin, Laura Kittrell, and Plan B's Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, and Carina Sposato. DuVall and Kittrell also serve as co-showrunners and co-writers. DuVall directs several episodes.
Amazon Freevee uniquely offers premium Originals on a free streaming service, including the recently launched documentary Post Malone: Runaway and Sprung, a new comedy series from Greg Garcia premiering August 19. Spanning drama and comedy, scripted and unscripted, additional Freevee Originals currently available include Bosch: Legacy, Hollywood Houselift with Jeff Lewis, Love Accidentally, UNINTERRUPTED's Top Class: The Life and Times of the Sierra Canyon Trailblazers, Alex Rider, and Luke Bryan: My Dirt Road Diary. Additional upcoming Originals include new seasons of Judy Justice and Leverage: Redemption, plus the family fun series Play-Doh Squished and the cooking competition series America's Test Kitchen: The Next Generation.
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About Plan B Entertainment
Headed by Brad Pitt and co-presidents Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner, Plan B Entertainment is a long-standing film and television production company. Alongside their filmography, their acclaimed television work includes: Emmy-nominated The Underground Railroad, BAFTA-nominated The Third Day, Emmy-nominated Feud: Bette and Joan, Emmy-winning The Normal Heart, Sweetbitter, and The OA. Upcoming television projects include Outer Range, starring Josh Brolin for Prime Video, premiering April 15th; Paper Girls, with Legendary Television, based on Brian K. Vaughan's best-selling graphic novel; High School, co-created by Platinum recording artists Tegan and Sara Quin and executive producer Clea DuVall for Amazon Freevee; and The Three-Body Problem from executive producers David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, Alexander Woo, and Rian Johnson for Netflix.
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