A LEGALLY BLONDE Spinoff Series About Elle’s High School Years Is Coming to Prime Video

Is it wise to mess with blonde perfection? Legally speaking? Well, we suppose we can make an exception if the head blonde in charge herself is involved. Reese Witherspoon and her Hello Sunshine company are teaming up with Amazon to create at least one, and maybe more, Legally Blonde spinoff series. Most recently, we learned that the first Legally Blonde Prime Video spinoff would be a prequel detailing Elle’s high school years. There’s no word about whether Witherspoon will don her signature locks and reprise her role as Elle Woods at any point in this spinoff or any other. But we’re excited to find out more.

Reese Witherspoon in Legally Blonde as Elle Woods - spinoff series on the way

Deadline shares, “One offshoot, which is further along in the development process, is being written by Gossip Girl developers/executive producers Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage.” Additionally, it notes that Amazon’s acquisition of MGM made this further IP exploration possible. We suppose Gossip Girl‘s helmers would make good sense here, especially if we’re following Elle to high school. But the most important part will be to keep that smart edge of wit and humor alive.

Right now, the Prime Video Legally Blonde spinoff is titled Elle, and its logline shares that, “[the series] follows 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 ‘Legally Blonde’ film.

One thing is for sure: we have our fingers crossed that we’ll see more of Jennifer Coolidge’s Paulette Bonafonté Parcelle in some Legally Blonde spinoff series, if not in this one. Coolidge has seemingly been everywhere in recent years, but Legally Blonde was my first introduction to her. And her character was perfect. We’d also love to see some kind of updated version of the bend and snap or maybe its origin story. And, of course, the spinoff series must have more of Legally Blonde‘s famous pup, Bruiser.

In any case, Legally Blonde, the original, is pure perfection, but we trust Witherspoon knows what she’s doing. Welcome to Prime Video and the land of spinoff series, Elle Woods.

Originally published on April 5, 2024.

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