Heathers Heads For TV

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Heathers Heads For TV

by Owen Williams |
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Winona Ryder told us in Empire issue 241 that a Heathers sequel was definitely in the works. We told you it wasn't. But now, according to Variety, more Heathers is on the way, in the form of a TV series jointly produced by Fox, Sony, and Lakeshore Entertainment who own the rights.

The original movie is, of course, a dark tale of high school cliques and murderous rebels, starring Nona, Christian Slater and Shannen Doherty. Lakeshore's Gary Lucchesi says that the idea for a sequel or a remake had surfaced at various times, "but doing it for TV seemed like a fresh and original idea."

Jenny Bicks, who worked on Sex and the City, is on board as a writer and executive producer, alongside Mark Rizzo, whose only credit we can find so far is a TV pilot called Zip,

Heathers was a pretty self-contained story, and a sequel would have been tough to pull off successfully. Certainly its difficult to see how Ryder and Slater could have featured (maybe Winona could be a teacher at the school now; she told us that Slater would be back in an "Obi-Wan" capacity).

The fear is that it would have to seriously have its teeth pulled in these post-Columbine times, but we *can *see a TV series working, especially given the diary-entry structure of the film. Do you agree, or do you wonder what everyone's damage is?

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