YouTube Red is looking to supplement some teen angst to a lineup.
The streaming platform’s subscription use has handed out a commander prolongation fasten to a TV spinoff formed on Hailee Steinfeld feature The Edge of Seventeen.
Based on a 2016 film from Robert Simonds’ STX Entertainment, Annabel Oakes (Amazon’s Transparent, Netflix’s Atypical) will coop a book for a intensity series. Kelly Fremon Craig, who wrote, destined and constructed a feature, is trustworthy to exec furnish a YouTube iteration.
Steinfeld, who warranted a Golden Globe nomination, stars as Nadine, a teen wandering balancing stretched relations with her overly thespian mom (Kyra Sedgwick) and her renouned comparison hermit (Blake Jenner), who starts dating Nadine’s best crony (Haley Lu Richardson). Woody Harrelson co-starred as a sympathizing high propagandize teacher.
The YouTube comedy, while described as a spinoff, will underline an wholly new expel and follow a high propagandize tyro and her best crony as they navigate a relationships, feelings and realities of being a teenage girl. YouTube says a array will “subvert customary teen uncover tropes.”
“Kelly Fremon Craig combined an honest, waggish and distressing film with The Edge of Seventeen. It went over many teen movies, and was means to captivate an assembly over those in high school,” YouTube conduct of comedy Dustin Davis said. “We’re vehement to work with a whole group during STXtv and have Annabel and Kelly emanate a array for YouTube Red regulating themes from a film as inspiration.”
Released in Nov 2016 after premiering during a Toronto Film Festival, Edge of Seventeen went on to sum $18 million worldwide on a bill of $9 million. The film has a 95 percent rating among critics and an 83 percent measure among moviegoers on RottenTomatoes.com. (THR’s Jon Frosch called it a “warm, winning teen-com.”
“At STX, an infrastructure was built that encourages all divisions to emanate enchanting calm that can live on any platform,” pronounced Jada Miranda, STXtv exec vp and conduct of scripted television. “So when critics and audiences fell in adore with a Edge of Seventeen film in 2016, we knew there was some-more story to tell and new ideas to explore, and from there a probability of formulating a TV chronicle came to light. We worked closely with Kelly Fremon Craig to find a special author like Annabel who could do only that. The YouTube assembly is accurately who a strange film was done for, that is because they’re a ideal fit to move this impossibly humorous and intelligent authorization to life.”
YouTube’s Edge of Seventeen is STXtv’s second scripted incursion in a past 6 months, fasten National Geographic’s miniseries Valley of a Boom, starring Bradley Whitford and Steve Zahn.
For YouTube Red, Edge of Seventeen marks a latest high-profile reboot to join a subscription use after Karate Kid sequel Cobra Kai, co-starring Ralph Macchio and William Zabka.
Oakes is repped by UTA and Kaplan Perrone Entertainment. Craig is with UTA, Kaplan Perrone and Hansen Jacobson.