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‘Lords of Dogtown’ is set for a television reboot so prepare your hearts


Are you ready to revisit the gang of salty froth dogs that made our hearts beat faster at the ripe age of 13? I am, and good thing, too, because a Lords of Dogtown series is in the works at IMDB TV, Variety reports.

The original 2005 film directed by Catherine Hardwicke and written by Stacy Peralta follows a group of young skateboarders in Santa Monica, California during the mid–70s who call themselves the Zephyr Skateboard Team. The film is a classic coming-of-age story centring on friendship, love, and success, and serves as the closest one might get to accessing such a special place and time, and soaking up the attitude of brotherhood.

We can only hope that a TV adaptation will do the laid-back, hanging out essence of the film justice and give it room to be fleshed out even further.

Kat Candler is on board to write and executive produce the upcoming series with Shawn Ryan and Marney Hochman, who will executive produce under an overall deal with Sony Pictures Television. The films original director, Hardwicke is also executive producing, which cements our hope that the stories legacy will be carried through, despite the lack of Heath Ledger. Sony Pictures TV will produce.

For some background on the series director, Candler, she previously served as showrunner on the series Queen Sugar during the show’s third season and is currently developing a series at TNT with Queen Sugar creator Ava DuVernay.

We don't have any further information on cast members or production commence date, but we will be sure to update this page when we know more. Until then, we'll be waiting with bated breath to see chaotic shirtless teenage boys fall off their skateboards once again and encourage you to revisit the original film to lust after what life was once like before global pandemics and US politics got woefully out of hand.

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