Bravo developing 'Heathers' reboot, four other dramas

Bravo will continue developing original programming, including rebooting an ’80s cult film.

The network, which is owned by NBCUniversal, is redeveloping “Heathers,” a 1988 Winona Ryder and Christian Slater feature. “The Big C’s” Jenny Bicks and Sony Pictures Television sold the project to Fox initially three years ago.

Bicks will write and executive produce alongside Mark Rizzo (“The Man Date”). Tom Rosenberg and Gary Lucchesi will executive produce for Lakeshore Entertainment.

The new “Heathers” would pick up 20 years later, with Veronica’s (Ryder’s character) daughter dealing with the Ashleys, the daughters of the surviving Heathers.

Last month Bravo opted to redevelop “The Joneses,” which was a remake of the Demi Moore/David Duchovny film that “Life Unexpected’s” Liz Tigelaar sold to ABC a year ago.

Bravo is also developing hourlong programs “The Apartment,” “The Darlings,” “All American Girl” and “Rita.”

Universal Television’s “Apartment” (working title) involves 20-something siblings who inherit their mother’s apartment, only to find out it was her love nest for her affair. They then rent it out as a love nest to others . “Darlings” is based on a Christina Alger novel, about a Manhattan high society family on the decline after a Ponzi scheme unravels.

“All American Girl” is based on the true story of a woman’s stint as “Seventeen” fashion editor in the 70s, and spans three women working the job in three decades. “Rita” is adapted from a Danish program about a private school teacher who has three teens of her own, and deals with bureaucracy and overprotective parents at the school.

Other dramas recently announced for Bravo include “22 Birthdays” from Doug Liman (“Suits”) and “Blowing Sunshine” from Jason Ning (“Perception”).

- Bravo

Written by: KurtK26
Sep 12th, 2012, 12:49 pm

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