20 Cult Favorite Movies That Were Supposed To Be TV Shows First

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22 Jump Street

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We’re all aware that 22 Jump Street and its predecessor are based on the ’80s drama 21 Jump Street starring a young Johnny Depp, but that’s not the only TV-to-film connection in Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill‘s buddy cop college comedy. Writing duo Phil Lord and Chris Miller found their biggest successes with the Jump Street films and The Lego Movie but they’ve never gotten over the one that got away, an adult animated series called Clone High. The creators revealed to Grantland that many of the jokes in 22 Jump Street were ripped straight from Clone High, so while the storyline itself was always meant for the movies, its content was originally intended for a television show that left us too soon.

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