Single White Female TV Reboot NBC

Single White Female Getting Rebooted as a TV Series by NBC

The roommate from hell is back: NBC is rebooting the ’90s thriller Single White Female as a TV series. 

The Hollywood Reporter says the series has received a script commitment from the network, and will move the action to San Francisco instead of New York. Bridget Fonda and Jennifer Jason Leigh starred in the 1992 original about a woman named Allison (Fonda) who takes in Hedra (Leigh) as a roommate, only to have her turn into a full-on psycho stalker. The iconic moment came when Allison discovered Hedra had copied her exact haircut and wardrobe — the birth of the term “single white female’d.”

Female was part of the late-’80s/early-’90s “psycho thriller” movie trend that gave us Fatal Attraction and The Hand That Rocks the Cradle. And of course, this is just the latest movie reboot to be announced as a TV series in recent months. (See: Heathers; Sneakers; Enemy of the State.)

Luckily, we’ve rounded up all the reboots and revivals currently in the works in one handy gallery for you. (Click on the gallery to the right, and be amazed at the originality coming out of Hollywood these days.)

Any Single White Female fans out there? Cast the roles of Hedra and Allison for us in the comments.

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  1. Lola says:

    Why? So they can shoot the pilot and then refuse to pick up the show ala Cruel Intentions.

  2. Matt C. says:

    Because rebooting “Cruel Intentions” worked out SO well for them…sigh.

  3. Raul J says:

    How can they sustain stories for this premise? It seems like one or both of these women has to die.

    • Big Cheddar says:

      Thank you! Especially if they’re both on the show. Maybe they’re looking at 1-2 very short seasons. Season 1 ending with Allison figuring out Hedra is stalking her, and S2 ending with the resolution of it?

  4. Kevin says:

    Really hope it doesn’t get picked up as a series by NBC.

  5. Joey says:

    The concept alone is better suited to a film or miniseries. And we already have the film, so…

  6. Haz says:

    I agree with the other comments why do this when they passed on Cruel Intentions? Cruel Intentions had a lot of buzz especially after SMG signed on and NBC had to pay a heavy penalty for passing. If they could not find a way to make CI fit how will this be any different?

  7. aria808 says:

    Can she not be white, though? I realize that “White” is in the title, but I would prefer the lead be anything other than white.

  8. Scribe says:

    Single white female – so this person is saying that she doesn’t want to room with a person of colour?

  9. dan says:

    Who wants to see eight seasons of this? Why bother? The premise will be interesting for one or two episodes, unless it’s a comedy and the psycho character comes back each week as a chameleon, trying to enter her life under different personas. Or better yet, she comes back each week disguising herself as a new roommate.