Following the success of The Karate Kid sequel Cobra Kai (which has just been renewed for a second season), YouTube Red is looking to add another movie adaptation to its subscription service with a TV series inspired by the 2016 film The Edge of Seventeen.
THR reports that YouTube Red has given a pilot production commitment to the potential series, which is being written by Annabel Oakes (Transparent). Kelly Fremon Craig, writer, director and producer of the original film, is set to serve as executive producer.
The Edge of Seventeen starred Hailee Steinfeld as Nadine, “a teen outcast balancing strained relationships with her overly dramatic mother (Kyra Sedgwick) and her popular older brother (Blake Jenner), who begins dating Nadine’s best friend (Haley Lu Richardson).” She received a Golden Globe nomination for her role.
The spinoff will apparently “subvert standard teen show tropes” and feature a new cast as it follows a high school student and her best friend as they navigate the relationships, feelings and realities of being a teenage girl.