“There’s something dangerous about the boredom of teenage girls,” the trailer for USA’s new show, Dare Me, opens. “Coach saw something in us, she saw past the glitter and the hair and the attitude to everything underneath.”
The show, inspired by Meg Abbott’s novel by the same name, is a thriller following “the cutthroat world of competitive high school cheerleading,” according to the show’s description. The story is part teen drama and part murder mystery and, spoiler alert, someone dies.
Who dies in Dare Me? The book follows a high school cheerleading team.
Most shows based on books only loosely follow the events of the novel, but to know what to expect in this new show, you need to know a little about the plot it’s inspired by.
The story follows Addy, a cheerleader who is the second hand to the squad’s captain, Beth. Beth is notorious for getting people to follow her, consistently becoming the ringleader of the squad, usurping any coach they have.