Newswire: Little Women to become little warriors in “gritty” CW reboot

Because there’s nothing that says “19th-century Americana” like post-apocalyptic wastelands, Little Women has joined that Willy Wonka WWII movie in the Gritty Reboot Hall Of Infamy. Deadline reports that The CW has put into development a series based on the classic novel, with a plot description that may sound like the kind of snarky joke in which The A.V. Club specializes, but we swear is real:

Little Women is described as a hyper-stylized, gritty adaptation of the 1868 novel by Louisa May Alcott, in which disparate half-sisters Jo, Meg, Beth, and Amy band together in order to survive the dystopic streets of Philadelphia and unravel a conspiracy that stretches far beyond anything they have ever imagined – all while trying not to kill each other in the process.

Since that plot description has little to nothing to do with Alcott’s gentle tale of the passage from childhood to …

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