Heathers: TV Land Orders Pilot For Adaptation Of 1988 Film

tv-news-heathers-tv-land-orders-pilot-for-adaptation-of-1988-filmThe Hollywood Reporter exclusively reports that Viacom-owned cable network TV Land has given a pilot order for Heathers, a reimagining of the 1988 film that starred Winona Ryder and Christian Slater.


The 1988 had us follow Veronica Sawyer, a regular girl that’s trying to survive the politics of the social circle of High School by sticking with a social clique of three girls named Heather. Problem is though she hates them and what she’s becoming and wishes the main Heather dead though things start to take a turn as the new guy from school J.D (Jason Dean) comes onto the scene.


The television adaptation from TV Land is described as a black comedy that will take place in the present day. The network are aiming to have it booked as an anthology series, with each season focusing on a different heroine and a new set of mean girls. The pilot will feature a new set of popular-yet-evil Heathers – only this time the outcasts have become High School royalty. Heather McNamara is a black lesbian, Heather Duke is a male who identifies as gender-queer whose real name is Heath and Heather Chandler has a body like Martha Dumptruck.


The pilot has been written by Jason Micallef, with Leslye Headland set to direct.


About the pilot commitment, Headland told THR:

I related with it so much. I can’t believe they got away with so much. The movie was a huge influence on an entire generation and it’ll be nice to introduce this to a new generation. The Idea that I get to bring his vision to light is a dream come true.


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