High School: Cancelled by Amazon Freevee, No Season Two for Coming-of-Age Drama


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High School will not be returning for a second season. Amazon Freevee has cancelled the coming-of-age drama series. The series, created by Clea DuVall, premiered on the streaming service in October 2022.

Inspired by the High School memoir by Tegan and Sara Quin, the drama series takes place in the 1990s and stars TikTok creators Railey and Seazynn Gilliland. Told against a backdrop of grunge and rave culture, the series weaves between parallel and discordant memories of twin sisters growing up down the hall from one another.

Cobie Smulders and Kyle Bornheimer guested as the twins’ parents. The other cast members include Olivia Rouyre, Amanda Fix, Brianne Tju, Geena Meszaros, CJ Valleroy, and Nate Corddry.

The following was revealed about the series cancellation, per THR:

The writing for the cancellation has been on the wall. Despite rave reviews, High School last aired in October 2022 with the formal decision to cancel the show coming nearly two years after the fact.

Sources say Amazon-owned Freevee wanted to renew High School for a second season, with executives in late 2022 expressing enough optimism for showrunner Clea DuVall to open a mini-room to craft a sophomore run. Ultimately, sources say the completion rate for High School left Freevee and Amazon execs little choice but to cancel the series despite the fact that scripts for an entire second season had already been completed.

What do you think? Have you seen the High School TV series? Would you have watched a second season?

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