Fox Updating 1989’s Heathers


Fox is developing a contemporary take on the 1989 Christian Slater/Winona Ryder feature Heathers, reports Variety.

The dark comedy will be adapted for TV by writer Mark Rizzo, with an assist from “Sex and the City” alum Jenny Bicks.

The characters from the movie are all expected to be there — Veronica Sawyer (played in the movie by Ryder), J.D. (Slater) and the “Heathers.”

The original movie revolved around Veronica as she navigates a clique of mean girls — all named Heather — and rebels after meeting J.D., the new guy at school. Soon, the Heathers start “accidentally” dying at the hands of Veronica and J.D., who cover up the deaths by faking them as suicides.