First teaser for the Heathers reboot series begs you to grab a chainsaw

Last Updated on August 2, 2021

HEATHERS is one of those seminal 80s classics that overcome box office failure film to become a pop culture phenome…so naturally, it’s being rebooted. The classic dark comedy is not getting the traditional movie remake, however, and instead is being remade for TV as an hour-long anthology series set to air on the Paramount Network. The first teaser dropped recently and you can watch it above. Better get your chainsaw ready, because you’re gonna need it.

Here is the plot synopsis:

Based on the 1988 cult classic film of the same name, Heathers is an hour-long pitch-black comedy anthology set in the present day, as heroine Veronica Sawyer (Grace Victoria Cox, “Under the Dome”) deals with a very different but equally vicious group of ‘Heathers.’ Also starring are James Scully as JD, Melanie Field (Wicked National Tour) as Heather Chandler, Brendan Scannell (Funny or Die) as Heather Duke, and Jasmine Mathews as Heather McNamara. Original Heathers cast member Shannen Doherty will guest star as a pivotal, unnamed character as well.

The original movie starred Winona Ryder as Veronica Sawyer, Christian Slater as Jason Dean, Shannen Doherty as Heather Duke, Lisanne Falk as Heather McNamara and Kim Walker as Heather Chandler, and in the almost 30 years since its release has attained an iconic cult status. On that note, it's safe to say many fans probably don't see the need for this to be rebooted in any way. It's perfect as it is, and this seems like a blatant nostalgia grab. No need to ask what the damage is. I feel like I can already tell.

Source: Paramount Network

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