TV Land has ordered a pilot for an anthology series based on the motion picture “Heathers,” Variety has confirmed. The pilot will be directed by “Sleeping With Other People” filmmaker Leslye Headland.
Starring Winona Ryder and Christian Slater, “Heathers” was a cult hit that satirized the world of high school social cliques. Released in 1988, it was directed by Michael Lehmann and written by Daniel Waters. The pilot will reimagine the three popular girls at the center of the film. The movie told the story of high-school student Veronica (Ryder) and her relationship with three popular girls, all named Heather. No casting has yet been confirmed for the pilot.
The single-camera half hour is written by Jason Micallef (“Butter”) and executive produced by Tom Rosenberg and Gary Lucchesi of Lakeshore Entertainment. If picked up to series, the anthology would likely feature a new set of Heathers in a different setting each season.
In addition to “Sleeping With Other People,” starring Alison Brie and Jason Sudeikis, Headland is the writer and director of the 2012 film “Bachelorette,” starring Kirsten Dunst, Rebel Wilson, Lizzy Caplan and Isla Fisher.
The pilot for the anthology series is slated to be shot in fall, 2016.