A 1988 cult classic is headed to the small screen after getting the green light from TV Land. The cable channel announced plans to move forward with a pilot for “Heathers,” based on the Winona Ryder-Christian Slater-Shannen Doherty movie.
Leslye Headland (“Sleeping with Other People,” “Bachelorette”) will direct the black comedy, which is being reimagined as an anthology.
The project will be set in the present day, and will feature “a very different but equally vicious group of Heathers,” the network said. The original movie, set at an Ohio high school, focused on a clique of four teenage girls, three of whom were named Heather.
The script for the new project is written by Jason Micallef (“Butter”), with Tom Rosenberg and Gary Lucchesi to executive produce for Lakeshore Entertainment.