Edge Of Seventeen: Isabelle Fuhrman And Liana Liberato To Star In TV Adaptation At YouTube


The Hollywood Reporter is exclusively reporting that Isabelle Fuhrman and Liana Liberato are set to star in the TV pilot of The Edge of Seventeen, a half-hour comedy from STXtv based on the 2016 film of the same name.

 

The synopsis for the 2016 film is as follows:

Everyone knows that growing up is hard, and life is no easier for high school junior Nadine, who is already at peak awkwardness when her all-star older brother Darian starts dating her best friend Krista. All at once, Nadine feels more alone than ever, until the unexpected friendship of a thoughtful boy gives her a glimmer of hope that things just might not be so terrible after all.

 

The pilot is said to be in the spirit of the film, subverting standard teen tropes while following a High School student and her best friend as they navigate the relationships, feelings and realities of being a teenage girl.

 

Isabelle Fuhrman (whose credits include The Hunger Games and Masters of Sex) will be playing the lead role of Mira. Mira is a whip-smart underachiever trying to survive high school until the moment she can escape her hometown and loving, but messy, family. Socially, she’s a floater, along with her best friend Lou. A clique of two. But when things start to shift in their friendship, Mira will have to search her world for other connections to help her endure her seemingly endless adolescence. Liana Liberato (whose credits include To The Bone and Light As A Feather) will co-star as Lou. Lou is described as smart, dry, introverted and way overachieving. Her family is religious, but lately Lou is having trouble reconciling her faith with her impulses. Still, while her older brother is rebelling, she feels pressure to be the “good kid.” Her only rebellion to date is being friends with the fun and impulsive Mira, who brings out a darker, funnier side of her that no one else knows.

 

Annabel Oakes will be directing the pilot, whilst original films writer-director Kelly Fremon Craig will executive produce.

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