Harmony Korine’s hedonistic, candy-coloured fever dream, Spring Breakers, is one of the greatest films of the 2010s. With its pulsating soundtrack, alarming imagery, and a shimming approach to forwarding art cinema for the masses, it was a roaring success both commercially and critically.
Fast forward a number of years, and it looks as though we’ll be partying with the wild bunch again, as a television series is in the mix, set to launch on the upcoming streaming service, Blackpills. Although it is believed that Korine will not return to direct the show, the project has been commissioned through the original feature’s producers, Chris Hanley and Fernando Sulichin, who’ll be actively involved in the process.
Casting has yet to take place and the plot is being kept hush-hush, but it is more than likely the show won’t deviate from the original’s premise – a group of rebellious millennials enjoy a scantily clad, bassline-heavy holiday that turns sour. Patrick Holzman, Blackpills co-founder, has also made the intriguing comment that the series will be released on an “unconventional digital format”.
The 2012 film starred James Franco, Vanessa Hudgens, Selena Gomez, Ashley Benson, and Rachel Korine, with original music from Cliff Martinez, and dubstep supremo, Skrillex.