Thursday, September 13, 2012
'Heathers' to become a TV show
From thehollywoodreporter, Bravo is continuing its push into original scripted programming, adding five dramas to its development pipeline including a reboot of 1980s cult movie Heathers.
As part of its goal to have original scripted fare on the air next year, the NBCUniversal-owned network is redeveloping Heathers, a project The Big C’s Jenny Bicks and Sony Pictures Television initially sold to Fox three years ago.
The updated Heathers picks up 20 years later, with Veronica (played by Winona Ryder in the 1989 feature) returning home to Sherwood with her teenage daughter, who must contend with the next generation of mean girls — the Ashleys, who are the daughters of the surviving Heathers.
“Through our growing slate of scripted development, we plan to build upon the success of our award-winning unscripted programming, accessing and exploring new worlds and characters while still engaging the same affluent and pop-culture-savvy audience that watches the Real Housewives and Top Chef,” said Andrew Wang, vp scripted development and production at Bravo. “We’re excited to partner with such high-caliber talent in developing TV that pushes boundaries conceptually and thematically while still telling a fun story in the way that our audiences have come to expect from us.”