Someone better tell Martha Dunnstock. Deadline reports TV Land has ordered a script for a new anthology series, based on the 1988 film Heathers, which starred Winona Ryder, Christian Slater, Shannen Doherty, Lisanne Falk, and Kim Walker.
Put away your shoulder pads that Aqua Net, ’80s girls. According to the report, this new project is set in the present day. (Should they maybe re-title it Caitlyns?) Jason A. Micallef is writing. Lakeshore Entertainment’s Tom Rosenberg and Gary Lucchesi are executive producing.
As with the film, the Heathers TV series will feature Veronica Sawyer dealing with what Deadline describes as a “…very different but equally vicious group of Heathers. Dating a murderous psychopath and figuring out what to wear to your best friend’s suicide are typical teen problems for her.” So say we all.
Here is Lakeshore Entertainment’s synopsis of the 1988 feature film, Heathers:
A clique of popular girls, all named “”Heather,”” reign supreme at Westerberg High. Veronica is part of their group, but she begins to feel bad about the cruel, unfair treatment the girls impose on “”unpopular”” kids at school. When she meets a James Dean-type newcomer, J.D., she tells him her woes and he suggests they kill off the popular kids, make their deaths look like suicides, and end the tyranny. Veronica thinks he’s kidding, but one by one he eliminates these students, who ironically become even more popular once they’re dead. After staging a fake suicide, Veronica goes undercover to stop J.D., who’s gone over the edge with his plan to blow-up the school, making it look like a mass suicide pact.
What do you think? Do you think Heathers could work as a TV show? Do you like the idea of setting it in the present, rather than the 80s? What is your damage, Heather?