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How Very: Bravo’s Heathers Television Show Is Dead
by Isabella Kapur | 2:00 pm, August 8th, 2013
Lunchtime Poll: How many of you would have wanted a Heathers television show if that show aired on the network behind The Real Housewives? Well, it looks like we won’t have to confront that reality regardless of how enjoyable or disastrous the show might have been. Bravo’s planned reboot of the 1988 cult favorite starring Winona Ryder and Christian Slater, which we first heard about back in September, is officially dead.
The show, part of Bravo’s initiative to introduced more scripted shows into its reality lineup, seems to have been forgotten as the network continues to develop other scripted series. Those other series include Marti Noxon‘s Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce, which is developing a pilot as we speak. When we first heard about the Heathers show, it seemed that the plan was for a reboot, rather than a remake. According to The Hollywood Reporter,
In the updated take, Heathers picks up 20 years later, with Veronica (Winona Ryder) 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.
Bravo’s current lineup certainly raised concerns about the adaptation of the cult favorite, even if the Ashleys bring to mind another nostalgic favorite, and this isn’t the first time the show has been abandoned. The original plan for the Heathers reboot, when it was developed in 2009 by Sony Pictures Television, was to head to Fox under the guidance of Sex and the City and The Big C producer Jenny Bicks. While I’m personally glad Bravo won’t be taking the show on, more Heathers is always a welcome thought, especially if some of the original cast returned. Unfortunately, for now the Heathers reboot is dead, and while the show has cheated death once before, this time, Veronica Sawyer’s return seems less likely.
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