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IMDb TV has unveiled three new original unscripted series, as well as a coming-of-age scripted show based on the New York Times best-selling memoir by Grammy-nominated recording artists Tegan and Sara Quin.

Among the new unscripted titles is Luke Bryan: My Dirt Road Diary, a five-part miniseries following the award-winning country music star. There is also Bug Out, an unconventional true-crime docuseries from The Cinemart about a heist involving $50,000 worth of rare live insects from a Philadelphia bug zoo. A yet-to-be-titled Jeff Lewis project, marking the first streaming original home design series from the interior designer, will showcase unique designs, celebrity clientele and never-before-seen creative innovation. All three originals will air exclusively in the U.S. on IMDb TV, Amazon’s premium free streaming service.

Lauren Anderson and Ryan Pirozzi, co-heads of content and programming at IMDb TV, said: “These projects mark an impressive and exciting growth moment for IMDb TV. The caliber of talent and the variety of content is a brand hallmark for us as we look to diversify the entertaining and broadly appealing offerings available on the service. With My Dirt Road Diary we look forward to delivering audiences this rare, intimate and never-before-seen look at what has shaped Luke as a husband, son, father, brother, uncle, artist and entertainer. With Bug Out, we were enthralled by The Cinemart’s captivating storytelling of the creepy, crawly underworld of exotic bug smugglers. The Cinemart is the best in the business when it comes to telling thoughtful, responsible yet entertaining real-life stories, and we can’t wait for audiences to see this non-traditional true-crime series. And with Jeff Lewis, no interior designer is more well-known in equal parts for his stunning work and his brutally honest and often hilarious assessments of home renovation. Jeff’s return to television will be one that cannot be missed.”

Tegan and Sara’s High School will be executive produced by Clea DuVall, who will write and direct multiple episodes of the half-hour series from Amazon Studios and Plan B Entertainment. Told through a backdrop of ’90s grunge and rave culture, the series weaves between parallel and discordant memories of twin sisters growing up down the hall from one another, telling a story of first loves and first songs.

Tegan and Sara Quin said: “We are incredibly excited to be working with Lauren, Ryan and the fantastic IMDb TV team to bring High School to life and apologize in advance to our mother for forcing her to relive this period of time with us again. We’ve made casting suggestions on her behalf to the incomparable Clea DuVall and our wonderful partners at Plan B.”

Clea DuVall added: “I am grateful to Plan B, Amazon Studios and IMDb TV for their partnership in bringing Tegan and Sara’s beautiful and complex memoir to life.”

IMDb TV’s Anderson and Pirozzi said: “Tegan and Sara’s honest, vulnerable and deeply engaging memoir has captivated readers, and we look forward to their authentic voices and Clea’s unique perspective being brought to life in this adaptation. We are thrilled to partner with Plan B Entertainment, Tegan and Sara and Clea DuVall on this nostalgic, coming-of-age series, which furthers our commitment to high-quality, compelling storytelling that resonates with IMDb TV viewers.”








About Chelsea Regan

Chelsea Regan is the managing editor of World Screen. She can be reached at cregan@worldscreen.com.

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