Bravo at work on 'Heathers' TV drama
September 12th, 2012
01:30 PM ET

Bravo at work on 'Heathers' TV drama

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.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Bravo is planning to redevelop the 1988 movie "Heathers" as a scripted TV drama.

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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  1. icon download

    Between us peaking, in my opinion, it is obvious. You did not try to look in

    October 31, 2012 at 7:34 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Cisco Routers

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    October 30, 2012 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
  3. Heather - yes, really Heather

    No!! I love this movie. Don't ruin its memory by making a crappy TV show out of it. Just...stop.

    September 17, 2012 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
  4. al together now...


    September 16, 2012 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Winonna

    is studying for a quiz. huh?

    September 16, 2012 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
  6. AgentM

    umm there is no need for this garbage.

    September 16, 2012 at 9:18 am | Report abuse |
  7. hit

    new ideas for sure.

    September 15, 2012 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  8. RHION

    Why can't the film industry come up with a new original idea... This constant rehashing, rereleasing, remaking, sequel, prequel, cavalcade of trash needs to stop. But it won't because mindless America finds it easier to focus on old ideas than to expand the horizon and experience new ideas.

    September 14, 2012 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Brian Mouland

      Enjoyed Heathers decent black comedy back in the day but cannot see the point of a remake

      September 16, 2012 at 2:26 am | Report abuse |
  9. Meh

    Can we make a Hollywood remake of Hollywood to show how much it sucks too?

    September 14, 2012 at 9:01 am | Report abuse |
    • Brian Mouland

      Hollywood has a horrid track record when it comes to remakes The Beverly Hillbillies and The Dukes of Hazzard sucked

      September 16, 2012 at 2:28 am | Report abuse |
  10. littlemisslupie

    Please leave my childhood alone hollywood, you have proved you do nothing right when it comes to remakes. Just. Stop.

    September 14, 2012 at 1:18 am | Report abuse |
  11. David

    The article does not say Winona Ryder will be on the TV show. Do you people not read?

    September 13, 2012 at 6:50 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Yeah

    I love Winona. Yeah, she had problems with the law, but she paid her dues. She messed up once. Entertainers like Lindsay Lohan and Robert Downey Jr have done a whole lot worse than steal some clothes. Cut the lady a break. She's a wonderful actress. She was in Black Swan, Star Trek, she's in a new movie with James Franco and is lending her voice to Tim Burton's Frankenweenie. Heathers on TV is going to bomb. Has entertainment run out of fresh ideas?

    September 13, 2012 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Jo

    because winonna is a whining pain in the ass thats why. peace

    September 13, 2012 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • youwhiner

      The only one I see whining is you.

      September 13, 2012 at 5:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • John

      Amusing how nasty, mean-spirited people like you often end their comments with the completely contradictory "peace." You're spreading anything but peace, Jo.

      September 13, 2012 at 7:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lani

      @John ha! Like you're one to talk....

      September 14, 2012 at 11:52 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Dave

    Well, at least there will only be two Heather offspring to deal with, since Veronica killed one of the Heathers.

    September 13, 2012 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Jo

    winona could be a decent actress but she basically complains all the time, that why the public is not really that responsive to her.

    September 13, 2012 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
    • John

      @Jo: What ridiculous reasoning; she could be a better actress if she complained less?

      September 13, 2012 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lani

      @Jo stop acting like you're the expert on Winona. The only one complaining here is you. Shut up. You're also annoying.

      September 14, 2012 at 11:51 pm | Report abuse |
  16. ms codpiece

    i loved her as spocks mother in Star Trek as well. She does great with the smaller roles! her best was jo in little woman though!

    September 13, 2012 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
  17. X-Factor

    Winona will make her own decisions and not deal with formatted roles.

    September 13, 2012 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |
  18. Ami

    I don't think Wynona is going to be in the TV show, the article mentions her as playing Veronica in the flim. I love Healthers, but fear this is going to be horrible :o(

    September 13, 2012 at 9:47 am | Report abuse |
    • John

      Why? It was a terrific movie and Ryder is a terrific actress, so why exactly do you "fear this is going to be horrible," Ms. Melodrama?

      September 13, 2012 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lani

      @John because Winona isn't going to be in it, which is what she said. And, it WILL be "horrible" because they're messing with a classic. Learn to read and look up melodramatic because that's all your response was.

      September 14, 2012 at 11:48 pm | Report abuse |
  19. marieblue

    i love heathers. i am happy that wynona is going to be apart of it. did they get the ashleys idea from the carton recess that i use to watch with my kids? love it!

    September 13, 2012 at 8:29 am | Report abuse |
  20. Kevin


    September 13, 2012 at 7:44 am | Report abuse |
  21. blogho

    shes basically frumpy–the other one they look for...

    September 13, 2012 at 6:57 am | Report abuse |
  22. Chris.....

    ...he was way stiff around her..he needed to be pushed more and driven to understand the purpose of hollywood

    September 13, 2012 at 5:24 am | Report abuse |
  23. fan

    Great pate but I gotta motor if I'm gonna make this funeral.

    September 12, 2012 at 11:07 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Mr. Yes

    And scripted in Andy Cohen TV? Huh. The mayans were right.

    September 12, 2012 at 9:57 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Mr. Yes

    Wynona will steal it...

    September 12, 2012 at 9:56 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Lois Payne

    Ugh! This sounds awful! So annoyed!

    September 12, 2012 at 7:22 pm | Report abuse |
  27. jillmarie

    Can't wait for Heathers! It's one of my favorite movies- and I love "The Ashleys" idea. Great idea!!!

    September 12, 2012 at 5:24 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Probation Officer

    Winona our little sticky fingers felon convict found work? That's great. Don't leave valuables lying around.

    September 12, 2012 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Judy

      way to stay updated with your jokes.

      She was awesome in Black Swan.

      September 13, 2012 at 9:27 am | Report abuse |

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