1988′s Heathers is probably only rivaled by Clueless when it comes to 80s/90s quotable movies. But unlike Clueless, Heathers has a seriously dark side to it…one that greatly appealed to the pseudo-goth girl I was in 9th grade. (Aw, who am I kidding; it it even appeals to the mostly well-adjusted 23-year-old I am today!) Teen or adult, Heathers is one movie that I love to put on during rainy afternoons. Which is why I was quite skeptical when I heard there are plans for a TV show based off the film. How very.
The proposed show’s plot goes a little something like this:
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.
Sounds…vague. I mean, if this turns out to be Mean Girls meets Heathers meets television, I might be interested. But all I’m getting flashes of is a Disney Channel-esque TV show about a spunky girl who sticks it to the bullies.
It will be written and produced by Jenny Bicks (The Big C) and Mark Rizzo (The Man Date). I don’t know that either of their credentials indicate whether or not they can make an angsty teenage comedy, so I suppose fans will just have to hope for the best! [via Gawker]
Do you like Heathers? Will you watch this show?