Like every sane TV viewer, I miss.
Not only did the 1999 high school dramedylaunch the career of just about every famous comedy actor and director working in Hollywood today, but it was also one of the most easily funny, touching, and relatable shows to ever air.
Thankfully, I’ll soon be able to do something other than constantly rewatch the only season on Netflix, because the streaming service picked up a new series that sounds exactly like, except set in the ’90s instead of the ’80s.
Netflix has ordered a 10-episode season of anew dramedy called, according to Deadline. The new show will reportedly follow two groups that are often considered outsiders in high school: the A/V club and the drama club.
Sound familiar? was also about two groups of losers trying to keep their heads above water in high school: the druggie freaks and the nerdy geeks. But while thePaul Feig-Judd Apatow classic was set in 1980 Michigan; will take place in 1996 Oregon.
The new series comes from writers Ben York Jones and Michael Mohan, both known for penning dramatic comedies for the big screen.
Jones and Mohan both references as one of their inspirations for the series in a statement to Deadline, along with other classic shows that looked back at a past decade:
Some of our favorite shows of all time , , , looked back at bygone eras with 20 years of hindsight. We think this is a great time to take a look back at high school and relive the fashion, music, and attitudes of the mid-’90s the way we remember it. Not sensationalized, not watered down; but desperate, heartfelt, awkward, and exciting.
No word yet on when will premiere on Netflix, so just keep bingeing until that announcement comes.