Legally Blonde Series In The Works At Prime Video With Reese Witherspoon Producing

Legally Blonde

by Jordan King |
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Long before Greta Gerwig's pink pop cultural juggernaut Barbie came along, the fuchsia feminist revolution began with 2001's Legally Blonde. As blonde and brilliant SoCal socialite-turned-Harvard law student Elle Woods, Reese Witherspoon helped create a bona-fide cult classic and one of the 21st century's first great big screen heroines. Now, a couple of decades after 2003 sequel Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde, Witherspoon is gearing up to return to Elle Woods' world with her Hello Sunshine production company for several new Amazon spin-off series.

As reported by Deadline, Witherspoon — whose first Hello Sunshine/Amazon collaboration, Daisy Jones & The Six, debuted on Prime Video last year — is set to team up with Gossip Girl developers Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage for the first project, which is furthest along in development. Schwartz and Savage are set to write the series, whose plot currently remains tightly under wraps, with Witherspoon taking on a producing role. Whether the OG Elle Woods will make a return in front of the camera too is yet to be confirmed — but with the long gestatingLegally Blonde 3 still in the... well, gestation phase, we wouldn't be too hopeful.

As well as the Schwartz-Savage spin-off, Witherspoon and co are also eyeing a wider Legally Blonde TV Universe (or LBTVU for short), with a potential second show already floating around in the preliminary ideas phase. And this is all coming as a direct result of Amazon's historic $8.5 billion acquisition of MGM Studios last year. Unsurprising then that the streamer are ready to show us how valuable Elle Woods can be. Barbie cross-over when?

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