As part of a move to add scripted programming to its reality-heavy lineup, Bravo is developing five new dramas, including a series based on the 1988 dark comedy Heathers. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the project is the same one Sony Pictures Television and The Big C producer Jenny Bicks sold to Fox three years ago.
Set in fictional Sherwood, Ohio, the original film centered on a student named Veronica (Winona Ryder) who teams with rebellious outsider J.D. (Christian Slater) to take down the Heathers, a trio of girls who rule the high school through cruelty.
The planned television series picks up 20 years after the film, with Veronica returning to Sherwood with her teenage daughter, who must contend with a new generation of mean girls — the Ashleys, the daughters of the surviving Heathers. Curiously, Ryder has mentioned the possibility of a film sequel from time to time over the past few years, but original director Michael Lehmann dismissed it as merely talk.
Bicks will write the pilot and executive produce alongside Sony Pictures Television’s Mark Rizzo and Lakeshore Entertainment’s Tom Rosenberg and Gary Lucchesi.
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