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Fox Plans a Heathers TV Series

This news kinda gives me the urge to purge. Fox is reportedly updating the 1989 dark comedy Heathers — for the small screen. The folks at Lakeshore Entertainment, which holds the rights to the movie, had played with the idea of doing a film remake, but "doing it for TV seemed like a fresh and original idea." Here's more:

[Writer Mark] Rizzo is still kicking around ideas on how to update Heathers 20 years after the film became a favorite among the underground set. But the characters from the movie are all expected to be there — Veronica Sawyer (played in the movie by [Winona] Ryder), J.D. ([Christian] Slater), and the Heathers.

Ryder has gabbed a bit about a Heathers sequel and there's also talk of a stage musical, so the original movie is clearly still of interest, 20 years later. And movies like Parenthood and 10 Things I Hate About You have been brought back to life for the small screen lately, so it's not such a big surprise. I just can't imagine how they'll be able to adapt this dark movie as an ongoing Fox TV series. Thoughts?

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bryseana bryseana 7 years
"Corn Nuts!" I don't know how this would translate to TV. FX may be able to do it justice - they're the ones who tend to push the most boundaries with shows like Nip/Tuck, Rescue Me, The Shield, etc...
leslievanhouten leslievanhouten 8 years
Unless this is on cable, it's going to be worthless
Francoisehardly Francoisehardly 8 years
Exactly what I was thinking. I wish it would be like the movie, but I'm not getting my hopes up.
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 8 years
If this actually comes to fruition, it had better be just as dark, subversive, and funny as the original. I don't want to see Zac Efron or Demi Lovato starring in it. It could work. It COULD. But I doubt it will. Sigh.
Francoisehardly Francoisehardly 8 years
Thanks for adding the list of things from my childhood that are being ruined Fox. They better not turn into a teeny bopper soap opera or anything remotely similar.
mswender mswender 8 years
this is plain wrong!!!
buzzlightgirl buzzlightgirl 8 years
Another way to ruin the 80s!! =(
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
...and how on earth could you do a series based on the movie.
supertramp supertramp 8 years
How is remaking it for T.V. a "fresh and original idea"?
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