Varsity Blues Reboot Gets Full Series Order at Quibi

Upcoming streaming network Quibi has greenlit an updated TV version of the 1999 football cult classic Varsity Blues.

Quibi is set to launch next year and will feature programming that is a combination of original shows, sports and daily news. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Varsity Blues reboot -- which will be among the streaming service's 20 or so original shows -- hails from Stuber writer Tripper Clancy. Paramount Television will produce the show.

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The classic football film follows second string quarterback Mox (James Vanderbeek), who gets promoted to the first string after Lance (Paul Walker) is injured. Mox clashes with the rough, often cruel coach (Jon Voight). The movie also features Amy Smart, Ali Larter, Scott Caan, Ron Lester, Eliel Swinton and Thomas F. Duffy and has gained a following in the 20 years since its release.

The show hopes to tell the story from a modern perspective. "For all those who cheered Mox's refrain, 'I don't want your life,' as well as all those who never heard of the West Canaan Coyotes, we're thrilled to bring Varsity Blues to Quibi and into the 21st century," producer Mike Tollin said in a statement.

The series, which has no official premiere date, will be directed by Anne Fletcher (The Proposal, This Is Us) and executive produced by Mike Tollin and Tova Laiter, along with John Gatins and Peter Guber. Quibi will be available to subscribers in April 2020.

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