Shannen Doherty had damn well better be the lynchpin of this project. If they’re going to take my adolescence out back and shoot it in the head with this Heathers reboot, they better salvage all they can from the original version. And I don’t mean Veronica Sawyer with her annoying tendency to journal and her disingenous friending of Martha Dumptruck! I’m talking a red scrunchie back on Heather Duke’s head!
Deadline Hollywood reports that TV Land has definitely picked up the new Heathers, with a 10-episode order for next fall.
Heathers, TV Land’s first hourlong series, was originally developed and ordered as a half-hour pilot. It came in long, 38 min, and when TV Land brass found it nearly impossible to cut, they decided to make the series hourlong instead.
The show is going to be an anthology, ala FX’s Fargo, spotlighting different characters in different episodes. The core group of Heathers, however, appears to still be an overweight girl, a lesbian, and a gender-queer kid. Honestly, it won’t be Heathers without a quartet of snotty white girls, but I’m all for progress.
And yes, tv royalty Shannen Doherty will be involved. But, her involvement so far is mysterious!
Original Heathers cast member Shannen Doherty will guest star as a pivotal, unnamed character in the series.
So, obviously she’s going to be someone’s mother. Or the DJ who hosts Hot Probs. Either or, is fine.
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