If movie remakes weren't bad enough for you, you'll be pleased to know that Bravo is bringing back the original Mean Girls—that is, Heathers—and turning it into a scripted TV series that will take place in present day. Oh, no. No, no, no.
Veronica Sawyer will be back, alright. Except now, she's living in Sherwood with her teenage daughter. And get this! Her daughter has to deal with a "new generation of high school drama in the form of the "Ashleys," the daughters of the surviving Heathers. Really? It's 2012 and they're naming a group of mean girls after a name that was popular in 1985?
The show is being executive produced by Mark Rizzo and Jenny Bicks, and it's not the only new series on Bravo this season. There's The Apartment, a drama about two siblings who rent out their dead mom's Upper West Side apartment to people who want a space to cheat on their spouses—doesn't this one sound just charming?
And there's The Darlings, based on the Cristina Alger novel. And finally is All American Girl, a drama that follows women during three different time periods who work at the magazine All American Girl.
Andrew Wang, the Vice President for Scripted Development and Production at Bravo, said in a press release:
"Through our growing slate of scripted development, we plan to build upon the success of our award-winning unscripted programming, accessing and exploring new worlds and characters while still engaging the same affluent and pop culture savvy audience that watches the Real Housewives and Top Chef. We’re excited to partner with such high caliber talent in developing TV that pushes boundaries conceptually and thematically while still telling a fun story in the way that our audiences have come to expect from us.”
While we have to question the motivation behind bringing Heathers into present day, we're curious to see what will happen with the series. Will you tune in?
Categories: On TV
Posted by Jena
9/12/2012 4:28 PM