‘The Clique’ Heading for Digital Series

Lisi Harrison’s young-adult novels will become live-action series from Justine Bateman and Jill Kushner

The bestselling young adult novels in Lisi Harrison’s book series “The Clique” will serve as the basis for a live-action digital series to be written by Streamy Award-winner Justine Bateman and Emmy winner Jill Kushner, Warner Premiere announced on Tuesday.


The Clique

Alloy Entertainment has published 13 novels in the series, along with six novellas. The books center on a group of teens at a private girls’ school in Westchester, New York.

The digital series will add new storylines and update the books, said executive producer Peter Murietta in the press release announcing the project. “We see a world that doesn’t just begin where the books left off; it enhances, enriches and brings the characters, the story and the references into 2010,” he said.

Bateman, who began her career as an actress (“Family Ties”), co-founded the production company FM78.tv with Murietta and Kushner, who won two Daytime Emmys for “Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show” in 2006. Murietta is also an Emmy winner for the Disney series “Wizards of Waverly Place.”

“The Clique” will be distributed by Warner Bros. Digital Distribution and will be made available through online digital retailers.