TV Land must be happy with the pilot because the network has announced that they’ve picked up the hourlong anthology series remake of 1988 cult classic black comedy film “Heathers”.
The project was originally developed and ordered as a half-hour pilot, but when it came in at 38 minutes long and impossible to cut, they decided to make the series into a standard hourlong instead with a ten-episode pickup handed out.
Set in the present day, our heroine Veronica Sawyer (Grace Victoria Cox) deals with a very different but equally vicious group of Heathers (Melanie Field, Brendan Scannell, Jasmine Mathews). Shannen Doherty will guest star as a pivotal, unnamed character in the series.
Jason Micallef (“Butter”), who wrote the pilot script, will serve as executive producer and showrunner. Leslye Headland (“Sleeping with Other People”) directed and was an executive producer on the pilot.