The single-camera half-hour is being shepherded by Stiller's Red Hour Films and Double Feature Films for Universal TV.
The small screen rendition will be closely based on the movie and revolve around recent college grad Lelaina Pierce as she struggles to make her way romantically and professionally in the recession-plagued, pre-Internet early 1990s in Houston, where she shares an apartment with slacker friends.
The original pic starred Winona Ryder, Stiller, Ethan Hawke and Janeane Garofalo. "Bites" marked Stiller's first notable success as a helmer, and it has endured as a touchstone pic for the Gen-X demo. The soundtrack yielded a hit single, "Stay," for Lisa Loeb.
Childress most recently has been working on feature projects at 20th Century Fox, including two for Stiller.
Red Hour is repped by WME. Childress is repped by Jordan Bayer at Original Artists. Red Hour is repped by WME.
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