Leslye Headland to Direct TV Land’s ‘Heathers’ Pilot
TV Land has been developing a comedy anthology series based on the 1989 film Heathers since back in March, and today the project landed a pilot order and director. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sleeping with Other People’s Leslye Headland will direct the single-cam pilot, which is written by Jason Micallef. Here’s more from THR:
TV Land’s take is described as a black comedy that takes place in the present day. It features a new set of popular-yet-evil Heathers — only this time the outcasts have become high school royalty. Heather McNamara (originally played by Lisanne Falk) is a black lesbian; Heather Duke (Shannen Doherty) is a male who identifies as gender-queer whose real name is Heath; and Heather Chandler (Kim Walker) has a body like Martha Dumptruck.
If the Heathers pilot gets a series order, it will feature a new group of “Heathers” every season. “I related with it so much,” Headland told THR. “I can’t believe they got away with so much. The movie was a huge influence on an entire generation and it’ll be nice to introduce this to a new generation.”