The 1999 MTV movie Varsity Blues is destined to kick off again, this time as a TV series.
An updated take on the classic Varsity Blues movie is set to appear on Quibi, a new streaming app that’s still under development. The medium will feature short-length shows and movies that are easily consumable on mobile devices.
Plans are for Quibi to launch in spring, 2020.
CMT, which is owned by Viacom, had spearheaded a Varsity Blues reboot in 2016, but it was later scrapped.
Tripper Clancy, who wrote the new movie Stuber, will write the show about a high school football team in West Canaan, Texas, and their abusive coach.
James Van Der Beek, who had previously appeared on “Dawson’s Creek,” played Jonathan Moxon, who’s up against the world — i.e. his coach and his football-obsessed dad.
The film may be best known for Van Der Beek’s famous “I don’t want your life!” quote, which is still popular as its own meme.
Varsity Blues racked up more than $54 million off a $16 million budget.
Quibi’s got much more up its sleeve, including a musical with Darren Criss and reboot of The Fugitive.