Tuesday, May 14, 2024

'Legally Blonde' Prequel 'Elle' Ordered to Series at Amazon

Amazon has today given a series order to the original drama series Elle, a prequel to the Legally Blonde film franchise. Reese Witherspoon - who starred as Elle Woods in the films - will executive produce the series.

The drama will follow Elle Woods in high school as we learn about the life experiences that shaped her into the iconic young woman we came to know and love in the first feature film.

Laura Kittrell created the drama. She will executive produce with Witherspoon, Lauren Neustadter, Lauren Kisilevsky and Marc Platt. Amazon MGM Studios and Hello Sunshine will produce.

"I truly couldn't be more excited about this series!" exclaimed Witherspoon. "Fans will get to know how Elle Woods navigated her world as a teenager with her distinct personality and ingenuity, in ways that only our beloved Elle could do. What could be better than that?! I'm extremely grateful to the incredible teams at Prime Video and Hello Sunshine - along with our amazing writer Laura Kittrell - for making this dream of mine come true. Legally Blonde is back!"

"One of the most quotable, iconic, and beloved characters that is ingrained in the fabric of Hollywood history has to be Elle Woods, and we are honored to bring her origin story to our global Prime Video customers," said Vernon Sanders, Head of Television, Amazon MGM Studios. "Reese and Hello Sunshine's vision for this series, coupled with Laura Kittrell's winning voice, made this show completely undeniable."