Amazon Freevee has released the first teaser trailer of “High School,” set to premiere Oct. 14 on the streamer.
Based on the 2019 memoir of the same name by indie pop duo Tegan and Sara Quin, the eight-episode drama series revolves around the memories of the twin sisters while growing up in the ’90s and searching for their own identities. “High School” stars TikTok creators Railey and Seazynn Gilliland, along with Esther McGregor, Olivia Rouyre, Amanda Fix, Brianne Tju, Geena Meszaros, CJ Valleroy, Nate Corddry and special guests stars Cobie Smulders and Kyle Bornheimer.
The series is executive produced by Clea DuVall, Tegan and Sara Quin, Laura Kittrell and Plan B’s Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner and Carina Sposato. DuVall and Kittrell also serve as co-showrunners and co-writers, with DuVall directing several episodes. Amazon Studios and Plan B Entertainment produce.
“High School” will make its world premiere in September at the Toronto International Film Festival. The drama series will release its first four episodes on Amazon Freevee on Friday, Oct. 14. Freevee revealed the trailer during its portion of the TV Critics Assn. press tour on Friday.
Watch the full teaser trailer below.
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