YouTube, where all the crazy kids go these days to watch new #content while I’m over here watching Six Feet Under episodes like a crone, just ordered a pilot based on the charming 2016 movie The Edge of Seventeen, Deadline reports.
I know what you’re thinking. Just kidding, I don’t know what you’re thinking. I only know what I’m thinking and it’s that Hailee Steinfeld made this movie! In the movie, Steinfeld plays outcast Nadine with melodramatic perfection, throwing an over-the-top fit when her sole BFF decides to date her older, popular brother (ugh, gross!) How could this TV show exist without her?
Well, the TV version of The Edge of Seventeen isn’t going to borrow straight from the movie. According to Deadline, this won’t be a remake or a sequel but will instead tell new stories about teenagers like how the Fargo TV show borrowed from the original movie. The show will reportedly “subvert standard teen show tropes while following a high-school student and her best friend as they navigate the relationships, feelings, and realities of being a teenage girl.” Well, that’s a tall order, but I’ll be watching.