Reese Witherspoon producing Legally Blonde spinoff TV series!

Los Angeles, California - Bend... and snap! Legally Blonde will return to screens as a spinoff TV series "inspired by the film" starring Reese Witherspoon, who will produce the show!

Legally Blonde will return to screens as a spinoff TV series "inspired by the film" starring Reese Witherspoon, who will produce the show!
Legally Blonde will return to screens as a spinoff TV series "inspired by the film" starring Reese Witherspoon, who will produce the show!  © Screenshot/YouTube/MGM

Reese Witherspoon, who starred as pink-obsessed sorority girl Elle Woods in the original 2001 film, is revisiting the story as her production company Hello Sunshine confirmed that it was behind the TV remake.

While the plot remains under wraps, it is being written by Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, who created the TV series Gossip Girl starring Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, Penn Badgley, and Ed Westwick.

The duo also created teen drama The OC starring Mischa Barton, Adam Brody, and Olivia Wilde.

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"We're bringing #LegallyBlonde back to your screens in a spinoff TV series inspired by the film," production company Hello Sunshine posted on Instagram.

"Currently in development with Amazon MGM Studios, the project has tapped Gossip Girl and The OC vets Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage to write."

"Stay tuned for more details as we have them," they added.

Legally Blonde's popularity spurred on sequel movie and Broadway musical

Legally Blonde – starring Witherspoon, Luke Wilson, Matthew Davis, Jennifer Coolidge, and Selma Blair – became a pop culture classic after its 2001 release.
Legally Blonde – starring Witherspoon, Luke Wilson, Matthew Davis, Jennifer Coolidge, and Selma Blair – became a pop culture classic after its 2001 release.  © Screenshot/YouTube/MGM

Legally Blonde – starring Witherspoon, Luke Wilson, Matthew Davis, Jennifer Coolidge, and Selma Blair – became a pop culture classic after its 2001 release.

In the film, sorority girl Elle (Witherspoon) attempts to win back her ex-boyfriend Warner Huntington III (Davis) by studying at Harvard Law School. In the process, she overcomes stereotypes and triumphs as a successful lawyer.

The majority of the cast returned for the 2003 sequel Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde, in which postgraduate Elle travels to Washington DC with the intention of persuading politicians to ban animal testing.

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The second film ended with Elle setting her sights on the White House.

In 2020, Witherspoon confirmed a third Legally Blonde film was in the works, with The Office star Mindy Kaling and Brooklyn Nine-Nine creator Dan Goor set to co-write the script, after she initially announced the sequel in 2018.

A Legally Blonde musical based on the hit film opened in 2007 in San Francisco before transferring to Broadway at the Palace Theatre, while a West End production of the show opened in 2010 at the Savoy Theatre, closing in 2012.

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