Hollywood adapting books into films and movies have been going steady and show no signs of slowing down. Megan Abbot is the author of the newest book turned series over at USA Network and will also be writing and executive producing the series.
From the USA site:
Dare Me is an unflinching exploration of teen angst, jealousy, loyalty and the dynamics of power in a small Midwestern town. Peter Berg (“Friday Night Lights”) and Michael Lombardo of Film 44, Sarah Condon and Karen Rosenfelt executive produce. Netflix will co-produce and have first-run rights to the series outside of the U.S.
Peering behind the all-American facade, the series dives into the cutthroat world of competitive high school cheerleading. It follows the fraught relationship between two best friends (Herizen Guardiola and Marlo Kelly) after a new coach (Willa Fitzgerald) arrives to bring their team to prominence. While the girls’ friendship is put to the test, their young lives are changed forever when a shocking crime rocks their quiet suburban world. Part coming-of-age story, part small-town drama, part murder mystery, Dare Me exposes the physical and psychological extremes that some young women are willing to endure in order to get ahead. Academy Award®-nominated director Steph Green (“The Americans”) directed and executive produced the pilot.
The series stars Herizen Guardiola (The Get Down) as Addy, Marlo Kelly (Home and Away) as Beth, Willa Fitzgerald (Scream) as Coach Collette, Zach Roerig (The Vampire Diaries) as Sarge Will Mosley, Rob Heaps (Imposters) as Matt French, Allison Thornton (Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce) as Tacy and Paul Fitzgerald (Younger) as Bert Cassidy.
Dare Me premiers tonight on USA Network at 10/9c pm. Will you be watching? I Dare you to tune in… (okay I’ll see myself out)