Heckerling skein will look at Reagan era
Amy Heckerling, who helped define the 1980s teenager with “Fast Times at Ridgemont High,” is revisiting the decade via a project she’s working on at NBC.
Tentatively titled “1985,” the skein will center on a girl growing up in the 1980s, as narrated (a la “The Wonder Years” and “Everybody Hates Chris”) by the woman in the present day. Stories will focus on her memories of being a Reagan-era teen, navigating high school and family life. Heckerling plans to use music of the period as a backdrop.
NBC Universal TV Studio is behind the single-camera half-hour project, which has been picked up as a script at the Peacock. Heckerling is on board to exec produce, write and direct.
Heckerling most recently served as a director on NBC’s hit comedy “The Office.” Her past TV credits include the small-screen version of her hit movie “Clueless,” which aired on both ABC and UPN. She also was involved in CBS’ 1986 remake of “Fast Times,” but that version lasted only a month.
On the feature side, beyond “Fast Times” and “Clueless,” the helmer was behind films including “Loser,” “Look Who’s Talking” and “Johnny Dangerously.”
She also wrote and directed the upcoming “I Could Never Be Your Woman.”