Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, the executive producers behind the hit series Gossip Girl (among many others), have been tapped to adapt the hit book series Sweet Valley High for The CW! The two will executive produce while Ashley Wigfield of the HBO Max reboot of Gossip Girl will write. Schwartz and Savage currently have Dynasty along with Nancy Drew and its spin-off Tom Swift running on The CW.
According to the synopsis released by the network, Sweet Valley will be a new twist on the squeaky clean world of the Sweet Valley High series, which spans over 180 novels and were adapted into a television series that ran for four seasons in the 90s.
“Sweet Valley is the town everyone dreams of growing up in. And there’s no better example of that promise than Elizabeth Wakefield. But when her missing twin sister Jessica miraculously returns, it reignites a lifelong rivalry. It falls to new girl Enid Ruiz to discover that someone (or something) is pulling all the strings, but can she convince the twins that putting their personal war aside is the only way to drag Sweet Valley’s dark roots into the California sunshine?”
Along with Schwartz, Savage, and Wigfield, Lis Rowinski, Peter Chernin, and Jenno Topping will executive produce. There is no word yet on casting or a potential air date for the project, as it is still in development at the network.