If you couldn’t get enough of Tegan and Sara through your music service of choice (or through CDs — I see you less-techy queer ladies), then have I got news for you! The musical duo is coming to your home on the small screen soon, thanks to help from none other than lesbian pop culture superstar Clea DuVall.
The series isn’t just loosely based around their lives; instead, the series will be adapted directly from Tegan and Sara’s memoir “High School” that was released last year, Deadline reports. The show is set to have the same title as the book and is being produced for IMDb TV, Amazon’s free, ad-supported streaming service. DuVall is set to direct the first episode in the series; she will also serve as a writer on the series and as a co-executive producer alongside the Grammy Award-nominated queer indie rock duo.
According to Deadline, the official description of the new series reads:
High School is a transcendent story of first loves and first songs. 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.
Tegan and Sara have so far released nine studio albums, with “Hey, I’m Just Like You” being the most recent. The album’s release coincided with the publication of “High School,” so it’s a total possibility that we could be hearing some music from there in the new series (here’s to hoping!). In 2017, the duo also launched the Tegan and Sara Foundation, which fights for health, economic justice, and representation for LGBTQ+ women. The sisters also received the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award in Canada, the country’s highest honor for creative endeavors.
— Clea DuVall (@cleaduvall) October 20, 2020
“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,” DuVall tweeted upon announcement of the news.