'Legally Blonde' is an upcoming TV series on Amazon

A TV series set in the world of “Legally Blonde” is in development for Amazon Prime Video. Variety Confirmed.

No plot details are available, but Reese Witherspoon is producing the project alongside Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, with Schwartz and Savage also writing. Witherspoon starred in two “Legally Blonde” films and will co-produce with Lauren Neustadter under her Hello Sunshine banner. Hello Sunshine is part of Candle Media. Schwartz and Savage executive produce through Fake Empire. Marc Platt, the producer of the films, will also executive produce. Amazon will produce MGM Studios.

It was previously reported that Amazon is looking to develop new projects based on the IP following its acquisition of MGM in 2022. “Legally Blonde” is one of the projects along with “Barbershop” and “Robocop”.

The first “Legally Blonde” was released in theaters in 2001. Witherspoon stars as Elle Woods, a fashion-forward socialite who decides to enroll at Harvard Law School in an attempt to win back her boyfriend. In the process, she discovered a natural aptitude for law.

The film was a box office success, grossing over $140 million worldwide. A sequel “Legally Blonde 2: Red, White, and Blonde” was released in 2003. A direct-to-video third film was released in 2009, but Witherspoon did not star, but served as a producer. A stage musical based on the first film, which debuted on Broadway in 2007, received multiple Tony and Drama Desk nominations.

Schwartz and Savage are best known for creating the hit high school drama “Gossip Girl,” which aired on the CW for six seasons. Schwartz created the Fox drama series “The OC,” on which Savage was an executive producer. The duo created the recent “Gossip Girl” reboot on Max and co-created shows like “City on Fire” for Apple TV+ and “Nancy Drew” for The CW.

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They are repped by WME. Witherspoon and Hello Sunshine are repped by CAA and LPI Entertainment.

Deadline first reported the news of the development.

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