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USA Orders Drama ‘Dare Me’

Netflix Will Co-Produce and Have First-Run Rights Outside of the United States

USA Network announced a series pickup for {Dare Me” from UCP in association with Film 44. Based on the novel by Megan Abbott, who serves as writer and executive producer along with Gina Fattore (“Dawson’s Creek,” “Gilmore Girls”), “Dare Me” is described as an exploration of teen angst, jealousy, loyalty, and the dynamics of power in a small Midwestern town.

Peter Berg (“Friday Night Lights”) and Michael Lombardo of Film 44, Sarah Condon and Karen Rosenfelt executive produce. Netflix will co-produce and have first-run rights to the series outside of the U.S.

The logline: Peering behind the all-American facade, “Dare Me” dives into the cutthroat world of competitive high school cheerleading. It follows the fraught relationship between two best friends (Herizen Guardiola and Marlo Kelly) after a new coach (Willa Fitzgerald) arrives to bring their team to prominence. While the girls’ friendship is put to the test, their young lives are changed forever when a shocking crime rocks their quiet suburban world. Part coming-of-age story, part small-town drama, part murder mystery, “Dare Me” exposes the physical and psychological extremes that some young women are willing to endure in order to get ahead.

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