Get ready for Prep, the TV series
Curtis Sittenfeld’s new book Eligible, an updated retelling of Pride and Prejudice, is one of our favourite summer reads (Jane Bennet as a yoga instructor? Yes please!) but before that book, there was Prep. Her amazing coming of a age story about feeling like an outsider in the impossibly bizarre world of an elite boarding school has become a modern classic. Named one of the top five works of fiction for 2005 by The New York Times, the novel is now getting turned into a drama series for HBO with 30 Rock writer-producer Colleen McGuiness and Game of Thrones executive producer Carolyn Strauss at the helm.
Boarding school and preppy clothes? Sounds like we’ve got an even more intense version of Gossip Girl coming for us. Please make headbands a thing again. However, this show will be on HBO and not The CW which means there are no limits when it comes to sex and swearing. Gossip Girl may have met it’s match. XOXO