“Well f*ck me gently with a chainsaw.” – One of my favorite quotes ever, from the 1998 films, Heathers. The movie is a cult classic starring Winona Ryder as Veronica, who was part of the most popular group of girls at Westerburg High School. Along with Veronica was the evil leader Heather Chandler (Kim Walker), the brainy bulimic Heather Duke (Shannen Doherty) and the gullible cheerleader Heather McNamara (Lisanne Falk). Now, Bravo is set to bring the 1980s cult classic, Heathers to the small screen in a new scripted series.
Here is a brief synopsis of the new show.
The reboot version of “Heathers” will take place in the present day, picking up 20 years after the movie left off. Veronica moves 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.”
Personally, I think this COULD work. You can already see the effect that Heathers has had on pop culture in the last 20 years. Look at movies like Mean Girls and you can see that Heathers is still very relevant. The only problem is, with bullying being such a huge issue nowadays, how much can they get away with on the Bravo network? We’ll keep you posted as more new develops here at DFAT.
Mark Rizzo (“The Man Date,” “Zip”) and Jenny Bicks (“The Big C,” “Men In Trees”) will executive produce the upcoming Bravo series for a 2013 slated time.
Story from Huffingtonpost.