Heathers is one of those movies that captured the high school experience and then injected it with this black absurdity that lifted it above your typical grade school junk. When you’re dealing with a plot that has guns in school, suicides, murder plots, and croquet, you know things are unique. The film was definitely a predecessor to what we saw in Mean Girls — and some parts of Clueless — but now it is about to premiere a modern makeover thanks to to the folks at TV Land.
The last time we heard about the anthology series was back at the start of 2016, but now the show is poised for a 10-episode first season with a new look group of Heathers according to Entertainment Weekly:
Heathers is an anthology series in which modern-day heroine Veronica Sawyer (Grace Victoria Cox) deals with a very different, but equally vicious group of Heathers: Melanie Field as Heather Chandler, Brendan Scannell as Heather Duke, and Jasmine Mathews as Heather McNamara.
You can take a look at the group below in their modern glory. Keith Cox with TV Land is promising a show that equals the original in its “twisted” nature, something that might be hard to believe from the network that gave us Hot In Cleveland. But judging from their original series, this might be the next step in the network’s evolution away from classic reruns:
“Our take on Heathers is a cinematic, surprising, and twisted comedy that gives a wonderful nod to the film while also creating something entirely its own,” said Keith Cox, president of development and production for TV Land. “We’re really passionate about this show and the satirical story-telling its provocative characters allow.”
Shannen Doherty is the one original cast member to return for a guest part in the new series, playing an unnamed character according to Variety. Doherty has made headlines for her battle with breast cancer in recent years, so a return is a nice thing to see.
(Via Entertainment Weekly)