Legally Blonde Prequel Series From Reese Witherspoon Gets The Go

By Douglas Helm | Published

Reese Witherspoon is executive producing a Legally Blonde series for Amazon Prime Video. Witherspoon announced the series at Amazon’s upfront presentation alongside Amazon MGM Studios head Jennifer Salke. Of course, Bruiser the dog was also there to add some adorable flair to the long-awaited announcement. 

Reese Witherspoon Is A Hollywood Power Player


Reese Witherspoon is executive producing the Legally Blonde series through her Hello Sunshine banner along with Lauren Neustadter and Lauren Kisilevsky, series creator and showrunner Laura Kittrell, and Marc Platt, who produced the original Legally Blonde films. The series is titled Elle and will be an origin story for Witherspoon’s Elle Woods, following her during her high school days in the 1990s. Witherspoon said, “I truly couldn’t be more excited about this series!”

Long Working Relationship With Amazon

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Reese Witherspoon’s Legally Blonde series will be the third collaboration between her Hello Sunshine company and Prime Video after producing Daisy Jones and the Six and Something From Tiffany’s. Hello Sunshine and Amazon MGM Studios are both producing the series. It’ll be the first on-screen entry in the franchise since the 2009 Direct-to-DVD spin-off Legally Blondes, which starred Camilla and Rebecca Rosso as Elle Woods’ younger British cousins who move into her California home. 

Legally Blonde Is A Classic

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Reese Witherspoon first starred in Legally Blonde in 2001, which follows Witherspoon’s Elle Woods, a sorority girl who decides to try and win her ex-boyfriend back by getting a law degree at Harvard, overcoming blonde stereotypes and sexism in the process. The film is now widely considered a cultural touchstone and led to a sequel, the aforementioned spin-off film, and a Broadway musical. One thing that remains unclear is if the Legally Blonde series means that the announced third film will be further delayed or maybe even canceled.

The Delayed Third Film

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In 2020, it was announced that Reese Witherspoon would star in a third film in the Legally Blonde series, with Mindy Kaling and Dan Goor penning the script. While the film was initially slated for a 2022 release date, it was delayed indefinitely. So, the good news is that fans of the iconic film will be getting more of the franchise, but we don’t know yet if it will affect the plans for other projects.

Legally Blonde Is A Successful Franchise

In 2023, Amazon announced that it would continue the franchise with a film and a TV series after it acquired MGM. Since the announcement of the prequel series didn’t include an announcement that the film was canceled, it’s presumably still in the works. It also seems likely that Reese Witherspoon would executive produce the film through Hello Sunshine, considering that’s the arrangement she currently has with Amazon for the Legally Blonde series.

For now, we’ll have to wait and see if Reese Witherspoon’s threequel will be released in the near future, but until then, we at least have the Legally Blonde prequel series to look forward to. Currently, there aren’t any casting announcements, so we don’t know who will take over for Witherspoon as a high school Elle Woods, but we’ll hopefully learn more soon. Stay tuned, and we’ll keep you updated on the prequel series and the announced third film in the franchise.