August 17, 2016


'Varsity Blues' TV Series Is Coming to CMT

Paramount Pictures
Paramount Pictures

The film-to-TV adaptation trend continues on, as Varsity Blues is being turned into a television series. According to Deadline, the 1999 football film got picked up by CMT. The project is in its early stages, but it will be penned by W. Peter Iliff (the original film's writer) and produced by Paramount TV.

Varsity Blues is a coming-of-age sports drama that stars some of your favorite '90s stars: James Van Der Beek, Paul Walker, Jon Voight, Ron Lester and Scott Caan. Directed by Brian Robbins, it soon became a cult favorite and grossed $54 million at the box office.

The upcoming series is another win for CMT, who recently revived Nashville for its fifth season after it was cancelled on ABC. The Varsity Blues reboot comes after the announcement of CW's Frequency and CBS' Training Day series.

For more nostalgic TV fun, see our picks of classic shows are worth reviving.