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TV show based on the cult film Heathers is moving forward on Bravo

Sep. 12, 2012by: Paul Shirey

We first reported on this project back in 2009, but apparently the hamsters are running the wheel again for a TV adaptation of the cult hit HEATHERS, starring Christian Slater and Winona Ryder.  Originally set up at FOX, the show is now moving forward at Bravo, home of such classics as The Real Housewives of New Jersey, Miami, New York and Top Chef.  So, yeah, maybe not the most reputable place to adapt an R-rated dark comedy about murdering your classmates. 

From THR: 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 Big C's Jenny Bicks and The Man Date's Mark Rizzo are set to write and executive produce the series.  No word on just how dark or how deep the show will get in terms of the original film's themes, but I'm pretty sure you can expect it to be a lot "prettier" than the movie.  Although, for a network that shows a large amount of programming with women meeting in social gatherings in their hippest fashions only to insult and beat the shit out of each other, this may well be a perfect fit.

What do you think, folks?  Will you be setting your DVR for this or would you sooner drink drano?

Extra Tidbit: If Winona Ryder reprises her role as Veronica I'll at least watch the pilot.

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12:59AM on 09/13/2012
Extra tidbit: Or at least a small cameo would be nice.
Extra tidbit: Or at least a small cameo would be nice.
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8:37PM on 09/12/2012

As a fan of the movie..

I agree with drexxell, this is not a good idea.
I agree with drexxell, this is not a good idea.
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2:51PM on 09/12/2012

No, no no no no and NO

This is one of my favorite movies. It stands alone with a unique beginning and END. There is a significant amount of "suspension of disbelief" in the whole movie to NOT lend itself to actually being considered part of a real-life timeline. There is no "20 years later" with Veronica. The story ENDS at the end of the movie and it has to. NOTHING compares with the explosion and the "Heather my dear, there's a new sheriff in town". I mean, that ENDED the story...it didn't make Veronica seem
This is one of my favorite movies. It stands alone with a unique beginning and END. There is a significant amount of "suspension of disbelief" in the whole movie to NOT lend itself to actually being considered part of a real-life timeline. There is no "20 years later" with Veronica. The story ENDS at the end of the movie and it has to. NOTHING compares with the explosion and the "Heather my dear, there's a new sheriff in town". I mean, that ENDED the story...it didn't make Veronica seem worth knowing as a middle aged mother!

Fuck this idea. I won't watch it.
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