In what is probably the most “WTF?” news of the day, the classic and killer black comedy Heathers is getting the reboot treatment in the fashion of a new television series for Bravo. Yes, you read that correctly.
According to Deadline, Bravo continues to beef up its scripted development slate with the announcement of five more projects, including “Heathers”, a present-day update of the cult 1980s film with writer-exec producer Mark Rizzo and exec producer Jenny Bicks. The project was originally set up at Fox three years ago.
In the original film a regular girl named Veronica (Winona Ryder) tries to survive the social jungle of high school by sticking with the three most popular girls at school, who are all called “Heather” (Shannen Doherty, Lisanne Falk, and Kim Walker). As she meets a sociopath named JD (Christian Slater), her life spirals into a continuous cycle of hate, unintentional murder, and indifference as she exacts revenge on her enemies, also known as her best friends.
The update picks up 20 years later with Veronica moving back to Sherwood with her teenage daughter, who enters high school to deal with the next generation of mean girls, the “Ashleys,” daughters of the surviving Heathers.
More as it comes.
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