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Tegan and Sara to produce TV series based on their High School memoir

Calgary-raised pop duo Tegan and Sara have inked a deal to adapt their 2019 memoir High School into a television series through Brad Pitt's production company Plan B Entertainment.

Argo actress Clea DuVall to produce, write and direct the pilot episode

This cover image released by Farrar, Straus and Giroux shows High School, by Canadian duo Tegan and Sara Quin. According to representatives for the musicians, the production company Plan B will adapt the memoir into a TV series. (Farrar, Straus and Giroux/The Associated Press)

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

The Calgary-raised pop duo have 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.

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.

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.

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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