Ethan Hawke and Winona Ryder in 'Reality Bites'Universal

Unlike reality, this news sure doesn't bite.

According to Deadline, "Reality Bites" director and star Ben Stiller and writer Helen Childress are looking to bring their 1994 cult rom-com to the small screen, with the concept getting a script order over at NBC.

The comedy, to be written by Childress and executive produced by Stiller's Red Hour Television, will hew to the film's premise and follow Houston-based recent college grad Lelaina Pierce (Winona Ryder's character in the movie) as she documents the lives of her "slacker" friends/roommates with a video camera.

But don't expect less grunge and more hipsters when the single-camera series makes its debut chez Peacock, because it will still be set in the early '90s. All grown up now, original stars Ryder, Ethan Hawke, Janeane Garofalo, and Steve Zahn likely won't reprise their roles, though maybe Stiller could return as cable TV exec Michael Grates?

[via Deadline]

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