BEST-SELLING AUTHORS AND MUSICIANS TEGAN AND SARA QUIN RELEASE ORIGINAL SERIES, HIGH SCHOOL, NOW STREAMING ON AMAZON FREEVEE
Produced by Amazon Studios and Academy Award-winning Plan B Entertainment, Amazon Freevee released the trailer of its new Original Series titled, High School. Based on Tegan and Sara Quin’s New York Times best-selling memoir of the same title, the Young Adult Series dives into the twin’s jarring adolescent experiences and the challenges they face toward self-discovery. While many assume twins are telepathic besties, musicians Tegan and Sara rewrite the conventional narrative with their contradictory perspective and independent ambitions.
Last month, the multi-platinum recording artists appeared for an interview and live performance on Late Night with Seth Myers to talk about High School, explaining:
“…it’s actually really hard to have somebody that looks like you, is going through all the same things you are…Especially as adolescents, we really wanted to be our own people…When we were both exploring our sexuality it was, like, scary… I felt like [Sara] was going to think I was copying her…it was just a secret. We were, like, running around pretending to be different people, even to each other”
The Quin sisters further explain in the interview that although they both identify as gay now, it didn’t make coming out to one another any easier during their formative years. This plot line is especially highlighted in the ’90s-set series, along with their struggle for independence, belonging, and solidarity. Because the twin artist’s share an intense passion for music, the show also spotlights the beginning of their music journey, as Tegan and Sara have been producing music since the late ’90s.
With a featured cover of “Today” by The Smashing Pumpkins in the High School trailer and show, Tegan and Sara additionally mention their love and respect for series leads and TikTok creators, Railey and Seazynn Gillil. The Gillil twins were discovered by Tegan and Sara through the TikTok app, having no prior experience with acting and neither musically inclined. Despite this, the TV newcomers have worked extensively in acting classes and music lessons to play the adolescent twin sisters alongside co-stars Cobie Smulders (How I Met Your Mother) and Kyle Bornheimer (Brooklyn Nine-Nine), who play the twins’ parents, Simone and Patrick.
The first four episodes of High School were released by Amazon Freevee Oct. 14 in the U.S. and U.K., with four more episodes to air the following Friday’s – completing the Y.A. series Season One of the show. To learn more about Amazon Freevee’s free video-streaming service and how to watch more Original series like High School, visit Amazon Freevee’s site here. Amazon’s Prime Video has also announced that Canada, Australia, and New Zealand will have access to all eight episodes of Tegan and Sara’s adaptation series on Oct. 28.
Accompanying a unique upbringing and many milestones of success, artist’s Tegan and Sara Quin continue their story-telling through music and promote their second album this year, Crybaby. Crybaby via Mom+Pop Music will be out on the 21st of October with the Canadian duo also announcing their run of fall 2022 tour dates beginning in Philadelphia, Oct. 26. For more information on Tegan and Sara’s journey, including their memoir, music, and Amazon Freevee series High School, follow their page and visit their website below!
Tegan and Sara’s 2022 Fall Tour Dates (with Tomberlin):
Oct. 26: Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
Oct. 28: Boston, MA @ Royale
Oct. 29: New York, NY @ Pier 17
Oct. 30: Washington, D.C. @ 9:30 Club SOLD OUT
Nov. 1: Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
Nov. 2: Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre
Nov. 4: Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
Nov. 5: Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre
Nov. 6: Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
Nov. 8: Denver, CO @ Gothic Theatre
Nov. 9: Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
Nov. 11: Ventura, CA @ Majestic Ventura Theater
Nov. 12: San Diego, CA @ The Observatory
Nov. 13: Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
Nov. 15: Los Angeles, CA @ Fonda Theatre
Nov. 16: San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
Nov. 18: Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre SOLD OUT
Nov. 19: Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
Nov. 20: Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom