The official trailer has been released for HBO's upcoming documentary My So-Called High School Rank. Watch the trailer above for the film, which will stream on HBOMax beginning November 29.
My So-Called High School Rank explores the inspiration and development of Ranked, a musical set in a dystopian world where your class rank, determined by grades and test scores, governs everything from where you sit to what your future holds. With a book by Kyle Holmes and music and lyrics by David Taylor Gomes, the documentary follows the students involved in a high school production of the show, as well as the lengths they personally go to secure their futures.
Both Holmes and Gomes work in the Sacramento school system. Ranked premiered in California weeks after the college admissions scandal.
“Working in high schools every day, talking with our students, hearing their experiences—we knew this was a powerful story that wasn't being told,” said Holmes and Gomes in a joint statement. "We asked them to help us tell it. Our desire in writing Ranked was to create something meaningful for young people and those who love them. We never imagined it would resonate so strongly across the country.”
The concept album of Ranked was released February 28, 2020 and is available through Spotify and Apple Music.