Netflix has announced that the streaming platform has commissioned a reboot of the 90s young adult series Heartbreak High.
The show is set to be inspired by the original but will be ‘totally reimagined for a new generation’.
Production company Fremantle Australia is in charge of the eight-episode series that is being developed with the assistance of Screen NSW.
“We haven’t had a rebellious Australian YA series on screen since the original Heartbreak High, so this is well overdue,” Que Minh Luu, Netflix’s Director of Originals in Australia said in a statement.
“The new Heartbreak High is for young people in Australia today to feel seen – showcasing their stories, senses of humour and aesthetics to the world, and reminding everyone that they are much, much cooler than us.
“It’s also for the 90s kids, fans of the original series who remember what it’s like to feel understood by a TV show, then racking off. This Netflix show will be ours, and we can’t wait to get started,” she said.
The reboot of Heartbreak High will debut in 2022, however all 210 episodes of the original series are streaming now on Netflix.