YouTube’s “Edge of Seventeen” series has cast Isabelle Fuhrman and Liana Liberato as its co-leads.
A spinoff of the 2016 movie led by Hailee Steinfeld, “Edge of Seventeen” centers on a teenage girl and her best friend as they navigate the relationships, feelings and realities of being a teenager.
“The Hunger Games” alum Fuhrman will star as Mira, described as a whip-smart underachiever trying to survive high school until the moment she can escape her hometown and her loving, but messy, family. Socially, she’s a floater, along with her best friend Lou — a clique of two. But when things start to shift in their friendship, Mira will have to search her world for other connections to help her endure her seemingly endless adolescence.
“Light as a Feather” star Liberato will play Lou (short for Louise), smart, dry, introverted and way overachieving. Her family is religious, but lately Lou is having trouble reconciling her faith with her impulses. Still, while her older brother is rebelling, she feels pressure to be the “good kid.” Her only rebellion to date is being friends with the fun and impulsive Mira, who brings out a darker, funnier side of her that no one else knows.
Annabel Oakes will write and direct the pilot. The director of the original film, Kelly Fremon Craig, will serve as executive producer.
The Hollywood Reporter first reported the news.