September 12th, 2012
01:30 PM ET
In a move we're more accustomed to seeing from The CW - what with their reboot of '80s series "Beauty and the Beast" and the new version of "90210" - Bravo's taking a cult classic title and giving it a fresh coat of paint.
The character Veronica, played by Winona Ryder in the film, is now returning home to Sherwood 20 years later with a daughter of her own. As Veronica soon discovers, her daughter doesn't have to deal with the "Heathers" - but she does have to face their offspring, the "Ashleys."
Jenny Bicks of "The Big C" will write and executive produce the re-developed "Heathers" with Mark Rizzo.
Bicks and Rizzo's project is just one of five dramas that Bravo's announced it has in development, part of an effort to bring original scripted programming to the network next year.
The shows include one about a pair of siblings who rent out the Upper West Side apartment in which their deceased mother had an 18-year affair to other unfaithful married folk, and another about an Upper East Side family that falls into ruin after the dissolution of a Ponzi scheme. (With all of this New York-centric original programming going on, will anyone still care about the "Real Housewives"?)
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