Fuck me gently with a chainsaw: Heathers is a go for TV Land

Director Leslye Headland will bring us back to Westerburg High ... on the small screen


    Dear Diary: Is nothing sacred anymore? First, FOX decides to copy and paste Lethal Weapon and The Exorcist into a television series, and now comes Heathers? Did they have a brain tumor for breakfast?

    Yes, TV Land, the former home of The Jim Gaffigan Show and every one of your grandparents’ favorite shows, will soon bring Michael Lehman and Daniel Waters’ 1988 cult comedy to the boob tube.

    What’s the up-chuck factor on that? Only slightly high. The network has gone ahead and tapped director Leslye Headland to bring it to life and prove that the extreme always seems to make an impression.

    While Headland’s Sleeping With Other People was disappointing, to say the least, her 2012 feature Bachelorette was a much better experience and came with enough wit to make this endeavor … slightly very.


    Underworld franchise heads Tom Rosenberg and Gary Lucchesi will produce the series, while Butter and Play-Doh screenwriter Jason Micallef will try to capture the magic Waters bottled up nearly three decades ago.

    Odds are original stars Winona Ryder and Christian Slater sit this chaos out, especially since they decided to pass on a sequel years ago. But hey, chaos is great! Chaos is what killed the dinosaurs, darling.

    So, lick it up, baby. Lick. It. Up.

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