The 1988 cult comedy Heathers is getting rebooted as a TV series.
Bravo is planning to adapt the dark comedy satire about teen cliques and suicide into a weekly show, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The series will take place 20 years after the film and follow protagonist Veronica (played by Winona Ryder in the original) returning home with her teenage daughter. In Sherwood, the surviving Heathers from the film have all had daughters named Ashley who are following in their mothers’ cruel high school footsteps.
The Big C’s Jenny Bicks is set to write the show and executive produce alongside Mark Rizzo, as well as Tom Rosenberg and Gary Lucchesi from Lakeshore Entertainment. No cast members have been confirmed for Heathers at this date, but considering the ending of the film, it’s pretty much definite that Christian Slater will not be reprising the role of Veronica’s psychotic boyfriend, J.D.
Heathers will join a slate of other scripted series planned for Bravo, including a TV reboot of the David Duchovny film The Joneses, 22 Birthdays from Swingers director Doug Liman, The Apartment, The Darlings, All American Girl and Rita. With so many scripted TV shows in the pipeline for production, it seems Bravo is planning to get away from their standard programming of reality shows and compete with AMC’s popular line-up of hour-long dramas.
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