Given how often film-to-television adaptations are, it’s fair to assume that many of the films you once enjoyed may one day come back to the small-screen, whether it be to cheering applause or silent revulsion. Legally Blonde, that Reese Witherspoon comedy from 2001, could potentially be the next candidate to become a weekly TV series. The comedy revolved around Reese’s Elle Woods wanting nothing more than to be with her lawyer ex-boyfriend. So what does she do? She uses her resources to gain admission to Harvard in order to impress her former flame and win him back. At this stage, it’s not crazy to think this film could be dug up and that a TV pilot could be announced.
Here’s the plot synopsis from the first movie:
Elle Woods (Reese Witherspoon) has it all. She wants nothing more than to be Mrs. Warner Huntington III. But there is one thing stopping him (Matthew Davis) from proposing: She is too blond. Elle rallies all of her resources and gets into Harvard, determined to win him back.
While the premise of Legally Blonde seemed a bit suspect, it was actually more charming, funny, and educational than initially thought. A women goes to law school for the sole purpose of trying to win the heart of a guy but winds up winning something more important: A better sense of self and what really matters in life. If you think about it, the premise of Legally Blonde actually lends itself to a weekly TV series format. Imagine Elle taking on new cases each week or dealing with her own personal drama with the same wit and charm she has become known for. There were sequels to Legally Blonde such as legally Blonde 2 and a direct-to-DVD movie (who’s name will not be said) that came out subsequently after the first movie.
It’s funny to even mention Legally Blonde right now since Reese Witherspoon has spoken about how badly she wants to reprise her role as the bubbly sorority-girl-turned-lawyer. She was even asked in a 2015 interview to pitch a weird idea for a third entry. Based on the answer she gave and how her face lit up at the thought of a sequel, she’d probably give anything to do one more. However, Reese doesn’t exactly have the pull she used to have in the industry and no one else at the top of the food chain in Hollywood has stepped forward to back this virtually non-existent, wishful thinking project. As said before, a TV series seems more likely than a third movie. Legally Blonde was even turned into a musical, so why not a TV show? At the moment, there is no word on a possible Legally Blonde TV series, but stay tuned for updates.