Video: A First Look At The TV Adaptation Of 'Heathers'
Do we need an adaptation of Heathers? No, but it's happening.
The show originally was developed for TV Land but now will premiere on the Paramount Network (the rebranded Spike Network). The show took to Instagram on Monday to release a 15-second clip. We see that the 2018-version Heathers are just as imposing as the 1988 Shannen Doherty clones, but they also have millennial clout—no Barbie-doll, hetero/cisnormative white girls in this series. In the clip, Heather Chandler is looking for Veronica Sawyer, and Veronica resuscitates the iconic line "f*** me gently with a chainsaw."
The remake will be an anthology series (is any show nowadays not an anthology series?), according to Deadline Hollywood. The Hollywood Reporter explains that it migrated from TV Land to Paramount after becoming an "internal favorite" at Viacom, likely in order to garner publicity and early approval for the new network.
The show stars Grace Victoria Cox (who's made appearances in Under the Dome and the Twin Peaks revival) as the new Veronica Sawyer, and Shannen Doherty will pop up for a cameo. The show will premiere sometime in 2018.