Bravo Developing Next-Generation ‘Heathers,’ 4 Other Scripted Projects

Also in development at Bravo: "The Darlings," based on the Cristina Alger novel

"Heathers" is coming to the small screen.

Bravo is developing an updated version of the 1988 dark comedy, along with four other scripted projects, the network said Wednesday.

The new "Heathers" will pick up 20 years after the movie, with Veronica (portrayed by Winona Ryder in the film) returning to Sherwood with her teenage daughter, who must contend with the Ashleys — the daughters of the surviving Heathers.

Jenny Bicks ("The Big C") is executive-producing, along with Mark Rizzo — who's also writing the project — and Gary Lucchesi and Tom Rosenberg, who will executive-produce for Lakeshore Entertainment. Sony Pictures Television is producing.

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A second project, which currently bears the working title "The Apartment," will center on two 20-something siblings who inherit the love nest where their deceased mother carried on an 18-year affair. After getting over the fact that their mother was unfaithful, they decide to rent out the space to other people who want a private place to carry on their own affairs.

"Gossip Girl" and "Gilmore Girls" vet Jessica Queller is writing and producing, with Karey Burke and Todd Holland executive-producing for Dark Toy Entertainment. The project comes via Uni TV.

"The Darlings," written and executive-produced by Stu Zicherman ("Lights Out," What About Brian") and executive-produced by "Bored to Death"'s Sarah Condon, is based on the Cristina Alger novel.

Set in Manhattan's Upper East Side, the project centers on a high-society family that's pulled into a financial scandal when a business partner commits suicide and exposes the family's secrets after his Ponzi scheme unravels. Fox Television Studios is producing.

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Also from Fox Television Studios, "All American Girl" spans three time periods as it chronicles a trio of women who all work at the same female lifestyle magazine. Loosely based on writer Jenni Ross' mother, who served as a fashion editor at "Seventeen" magazine, the drama will track changing points of views about women in the workplace and feminism through time.

"American Pie" duo Chris and Paul Weitz are executive-producing, along with Andrew Miano for Depth of Field.

Finally, the family drama "Rita" — an adaptation of a Danish program of the same name — follows an acerbic, outspoken private-school teacher who's struggling to raise her three teenage kids while dealing with the bureaucracy and overprotective parents at her school.

Fox Television Studios is producing, with "Shameless"'s Kristina Vernoff writing and executive-producing. Henril Bastin and Mikkel Bondesen will executive-produce for Fuse Entertainment 2.0.