According to Deadline, MTV has greenlit a series for fall called South of Heaven. Will it be a documentary on the rise of one of the iconic big 4 thrash bands? A fictionalized drama about an extreme metal band trying to make it? A comedic look at the Los Angeles metal scene circa mid-to-late ‘8os? Nope, it’s “a new half-hour docu-series following the lives of a group of fun loving girlfriends at the best little honky tonk bar in Texas who are working to make their dreams a reality.” Wait, what? Here’s what the press release says about it.
The eclectic group of girls includes a gifted student working to save money to go back to Harvard, an ambitious waitress who wants to move from behind the bar to the front of the business office and the girl who knows how to keep the clientele happy but comes at odds with other staff. They’re working their way towards adulthood one crazy shift at a time. Their lives are loaded with tons of comedy, drama and heart, where the bonds of their sisterhood are unbreakable. Whether they’re partying on Lake Lewisville, planning their futures, or getting dirty on the ranch, they’re living it up and letting loose every day. Throughout every episode of “South of Heaven,” viewers will get the chance to watch the sisterhood and the ladies evolve, shift, and grow as they work and party their way through the drama and adventure of figuring out who they are and where they’re going. Giddy up!
Deadline notes that South of Heaven is only the working title for the series for now. If they’re smart, they should think about changing it right now. Slayer’s been through enough this year without having one of their iconic album titles turned into a girl power reality show. Not only are there enough Slayer fans out there that would think this is a travesty, but Slayer also has a legal team that’s sure to take interest in this as well.