Back in 2018, YouTube ordered a series pilot for a television adaptation of the indie darling The Edge of Seventeen. The film starred Hailee Steinfeld as high school junior Nadie as she deals with her own awkwardness, the trials and tribulations of teen life, and the complications of her best friend starting to date her older brother. But the YouTube series pilot brought in Orphan star Isabelle Fuhrmann to play a new character named Mira, who would have endured some of the same struggles. Unfortunately, YouTube won’t be moving forward with an order for the Edge of Seventeen series. Read More »
YouTube’s The Edge of Seventeen series has found its lead. Hunger Games star Isabelle Fuhrmann will take on the role of the awkward teen girl originated by Hailee Steinfeld in the 2016 coming-of-age fim. Joining Fuhrmann in The Edge of Seventeen YouTube series cast is Liana Liberato (Hulu’s Light as a Feather), who will play the best friend, Lou.
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The teen comedy continues its move to the small screen. Once a common staple at the movie theater, the high school comedy has been slowly disappearing from the big screen and appearing on Netflix or other streaming sites. There are a few exceptions. Love, Simon this year and The Edge of Seventeen in 2016 brought the teen comedy back to theaters in full force. But now The Edge of Seventeen, easily one of the greatest high school comedies of the past decade, is making the move to TV in the form of a spin-off.
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