It’s happening. “Heathers” is being remade as a TV series, a super queer TV series. The trailer launch came about in the most millennial way possible—through a series of Instagram posts introducing each Heather, ending with a trailer for the whole show.
“The Hollywood Reporter” describes the new version as a modern-day black comedy with a new set of Heathers: “Heather McNamara (Jasmine Mathews) is a black lesbian, Heather Duke (Brendan Scannell) is a male who identifies as gender-queer whose real name is Heath; and Heather Chandler (Melanie Field) has a body like Martha Dumptruck.”
In the new promo Veronica (Grace Victoria Cox, previously played by Winona Ryder) is told that Heather Chandler is looking for her. Veronica replies with one of the movie’s most iconic lines: “Well, f*ck me gently with a chainsaw.”
Based on the 1988 film, the 10-episode anthology series is set to debut on the Paramount Network in early 2018 (ugh—such a long wait!). Knowing that the content is going to pull from the movie and not get watered down for TV audiences makes us so excited. Like giddy excited.
Though these characters are definitely not the popular, shoulder-pad clad babes of the ’80s. They seem more like a cast of misfits who have mysteriously taken over the ranks of high school hierarchy. See below for yourself!