Bravo continues to beef up its scripted development slate with the announcement of five more projects. The list includes Heathers, a present-day update of the cult 1980s film with writer-exec producer Mark Rizzo and exec producer Jenny Bicks. It was set up at Fox three years ago.
It is joined by The Apartment (working title), about a beautiful Upper West Side apartment rented as a private space for extra-marital affairs; The Darlings (working title), set in Wall Street after the crash of 2008; All American Girl, centered around a female lifestyle magazine across three different time periods; and Rita, a family drama based on a Danish format following an outspoken private school teacher who struggles to raise her own three teenagers. Previously announced Bravo scripted projects include an adaptation of the indie The Joneses, also originally set up at a broadcast network, 22 Birthdays (working title) and Blowing Sunshine. The network, which hired its first scripted executive, Andrew Wang, in March and announced its first scripted projects in April, is yet to greenlight its first scripted pilot. Its top brass have said that they’re looking to launch Bravo’s first scripted series in 2013. Here are descriptions of Bravo’s new scripted projects:
From Sony Pictures Television and writer and executive producer Mark Rizzo (The Man Date, Zip), executive producer Jenny Bicks (The Big C, Men In Trees) and Tom Rosenberg and Gary Lucchesi serving as executive producers for Lakeshore Entertainment.
Present day update of the cult classic 1980’s film that picks up 20 years later with Veronica (played by Winona Ryder in the film) moving back to Sherwood with her teenage daughter, who enters high school to deal with the next generation of mean girls, the “Ashley’s,” daughters of the surviving “Heathers.”
The Apartment (working title)
From Uni TV and writer and executive producer, Jessica Queller (Gossip Girl, Gilmore Girls, Felicity) and executive produced by Karey Burke and Todd Holland (Go On, Free Agents) for Dark Toy Entertainment
After the death of their mother, two 20-something siblings unexpectedly inherit the love nest where their mother had an 18 year affair. After the initial shock that their mother was not who they thought she was, they begin to rent out the beautiful Upper West Side apartment to people who want a private space to have their own extra-marital affairs.
The Darlings (working title)
From Fox Television Studios and written and executive produced by Stu Zicherman (Lights Out, Six Degrees, What About Brian). Sarah Condon (Bored to Death) serves as executive producer.
Based on the acclaimed novel by Cristina Alger, the show is set on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, where a high-society family is pulled into a financial scandal after a business partner’s Ponzi scheme unravels, which drives him to suicide and exposes all of the family’s and company’s secrets.
All American Girl
Produced by Fox Television Studios. Executive-produced by Chris Weitz, Paul Weitz and Andrew Miano for Depth of Field. Written by Jenni Ross (Hot Mess, featured on Black List)who also serves as co-executive producer.
Based loosely on Ross’s mother’s stint as Fashion Editor at Seventeen magazine in the 1970s, drama spans three time periods and centers around three women who all work at the female lifestyle magazine All American Girl. Show tracks the changing points of view of women in the workplace, feminism and asks the question “can women have it all?”
Produced by Fox Television Studios. Written and executive produced by Krista Vernoff (Shameless, Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice, Wonderfalls) with Henrik Bastin and Mikkel Bondesen (Burn Notice, The Killing) serving as executive producers for Fuse Entertainment 2.0.
An adaptation of the Danish format of the same name, this family drama follows an acerbic, outspoken private school teacher who struggles to raise her own three teenage children while dealing with the inane bureaucracy and overprotective parents at her school.