The CW Is Remaking 'Little Women' As A 'Gritty' Dystopian Series

Forget the heartwarming tale of four sisters entering womanhood.
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The CW is taking a classic American novel and giving it the dystopian treatment, because nothing is safe from the clutches of the remake machine these days.

According to Deadline, the network is reportedly remaking Louisa May Alcott's 1868 Little Women into a TV show. The catch? With The CW being The CW, the network is developing a "gritty" and "hyper-stylized" version of the novel for the small screen. Deadline reports that the series will depict the sisters (who are apparently half-sisters now) surviving amongst the dystopian streets of Philadelphia. So yeah, it's Little Women "Hunger Games"-style. But wait, there's more!

Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy must fight to survive while uncovering a conspiracy before they kill each other! Forget the heartwarming tale of four sisters entering womanhood, erase the 1994 film with Susan Sarandon from your mind and let go of the 1949 version with Elizabeth Taylor and the 1933 adaptation with Katharine Hepburn. After Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, anything is possible, we guess.

The CW did not immediately respond to request for comment.

For more, head to Deadline.

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