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.