Heathers is quite simply one of the best high school films ever, starring Christian Slater and Winona Ryder as a couple who rebel against the ruling high school elite of three girls known as the Heathers. Taking in everything from college parties, teen suicides and school explosions, it's a black comedy that remains highly regarded to this day.
Television channel Bravo are moving to develop a follow-up to the 1988 film as part of their new drive for original scripted dramas. Ryder has often mentioned her interest in a potential sequel for some time and Jenny Bicks, who has previously been involved in The Big C, initially pitched her idea to FOX. Instead, it may be picked up by Bravo with Bicks on producing and writing duties.
Bicks' initial idea was an update of the story, setting it 20 years after the first film and following Veronica Sawyer (Ryder) and her return to Sherwood, Ohio with her daughter, now charged with navigating dangerous educational waters. The new reigning high school clique won't be the Heathers this time, but their daughters, collectively known as the Ashleys (a nod to Disney's Recess perhaps?).
Bravo has another six scripted dramas in development currently, so it's unclear when or if Heathers will definitely make the transfer to the small screen. If it keeps the biting wit and social commentary of the film, then a series really would be so very.