TV Land has ordered a pilot script for Heathers, an anthology dark comedy series based on the cult 1988 film. Set in the present day, Heathers centers on Veronica Sawyer — the character played in the movie by Winona Ryder — who will be dealing with a very different but equally vicious group of Heathers. Dating a murderous psychopath and figuring out what to wear to your best friend’s suicide are typical teen problems for her. The script is written by Jason Micallef (Butter). Tom Rosenberg and Gary Lucchesi will executive produce for Lakeshore Entertainment. Heathers marks the first anthology series project for TV Land. It also marks the latest attempt to mount a Heathers TV series reboot, most notably a sequel series written by Jenny Bicks which was in the works at Bravo. Original story appeared on Deadline.
Fifty Shades of Grey helmer Sam Taylor-Johnson has signed on to direct Netflix’s new, one-hour series Gypsy. By doing so, she leaves the indie feature Chappaquiddick. Both projects were vying for a summer start and Gypsy got the go-ahead from Netflix. Gypsy is a 10-episode psychological thriller created by Lisa Rubin set to debut in 2017. Also joining the series, from Universal Television and Working Title, is Satisfaction creator Sean Jablonski, who will serve as executive producer/co-showrunner alongside Rubin. Taylor-Johnson will direct and executive produce the first two episodes of the series. Her last outing — Fifty Shades of Grey — took in over $570M at the worldwide box office for Universal Pictures Gypsy follows the journey of Jean Holloway – a therapist who begins to develop dangerous and intimate relationships with the people in her patients’ lives. Casting will get underway immediately on the series, which Rubin and Jablonski will executive produce alongside Tim Bevan, Liza Chasin and Eric Fellner. Gypsy marks Universal Television’s third series for Netflix, joining Master of None and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Meanwhile, the producers for Chappaquiddick will now hire a new director. Mark Ciardi is producing the project via Apex Entertainment. The project is based, of course, on … Read More