New Coke. Classic Coke. The Pepsi Challenge. “Coke is It!” “Choice of the New Generation.” Ray Charles. Michael Jackson’s hair on fire. Whitney Houston promoting Diet Coke.
Ah… the 1980s Cola Wars. Fun times, eh?
Billy Joel even referenced it in his 1989 hit “We Didn’t Start the Fire.”
Bravo, seeking to expand into scripted programming, has put in development a workplace drama set in the 1980s in New York during the those crazy competitive times, according to Deadline.com.
The network has not greenlit any drama series just yet, but to have a series in which Atlanta-based Coca Cola is part of the action would be quite cool. “Mad Men” this is not. The 1980s were far tackier than that! But who of a certain age doesn’t want to re-live New Coke?