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Halsey and Sydney Sweeney's "The Player's Table" Is Moving Forward

Mon 18 Mar 2024 | 06:11 PM
Yara Sameh

Sydney Sweeney has a very busy slate, but there's one project that's been in development for a while now, which was "The Player's Table".

The project has been developing for years and sees Sweeney collaborating with her close friend Halsey.

Despite being announced in 2020, and landing at HBO, the series has been quiet over the years, but now, Sweeney has delivered a positive update. 

Speaking to Collider at SXSW where she was promoting her horror movie, "Immaculate", Sweeney was asked about the status of the long-awaited project.

She confirmed that there was indeed hope it would be moving forward.

"Yes, there is. I think there's a lot of different themes and characters that will play into our generation and I think that there's going to be the mystery, the thrills. I also love a good, like soapy drama. So I think people will want to eat it up," she said.

Last year, Halsey gave an update on the project, stating that the series was still in the writing process and that the death of their creative partner in the process sparked a delay. 

“We’re still writing,” Halsey told the Sprout podcast. “We took a little bit of time. The project was a collaboration between myself, Sydney, and a company that was headed by Jean-Marc Vallée, who is an absolutely iconic and legendary auteur. And he passed really unexpectedly. We’re taking our time with it because I think we have a lot of—there’s a lot of incentive to make it as best as it can possibly be for him and in honor of him. So we’re still writing. We’re going to make sure it’s perfect before it hits the screen.”

In the upcoming series, Halsey and Sweeney are set to co-star in and produce “The Players Table,” a TV series based on Jessica Goodman’s novel “They Wish They Were Us,”.

It marks the singer's television acting and producing debuts.

Here’s the logline for the show,"Set at an exclusive Long Island prep school, high school senior Jill Newman (Sweeney) works to uncover the truth about her best friend’s death three years ago and the role she and her fellow “players” — members of the secret society that rules the school– may have had in it."