In a move The Hollywood Reporter bizarrely claims is part of a continuing push "into original scripted programming" (emphasis mine), Bravo announced today plans to reboot the 1988 dark comedy Heathers as a TV series set 20 years after the cult film.
From the Reporter:
In the updated take, Heathers picks up 20 years later, with Veronica (Ryder's character) returning home to Sherwood with her teenage daughter, who must contend with the next generation of mean girls: the Ashleys: the daughters of the surviving Heathers.
The show is actually a redevelopment of a project sold to Fox three years ago by The Big C executive producer Jenny Bicks and Sony Pictures Television.
Bicks will share writing and executive production duties with Mark Rizzo (The Man Date).
"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 Bravo's VP of scripted development and production Andrew Wang, who clearly had a brain tumor for breakfast.