One of the greatest teen films of all time is getting a second life thanks to TV Land. The network is producing an anthology series--like the American Horror Stories--based on Heathers, the 1989 black comedystarringWinona Ryder, Shannen Doherty, and Christian Slater.
TV Land's take is described as a black comedy that takes place in the present day. It features a new set of popular-yet-evil Heathers -- only this time the outcasts have become high school royalty. Heather McNamara (originally played by Lisanne Falk) is a black lesbian; Heather Duke (Shannen Doherty) is a male who identifies as gender-queer whose real name is Heath; and Heather Chandler (Kim Walker) has a body like Martha Dumptruck.
The original, written by Daniel Waters and directed by Michael Lehmann, centered around a group of preppy mean girls who get their comeuppance courtesy of outsiders Ryder and Slater.
The reboot will be written by Jason Micallef (Butter) and, anthology-wise, will feature a new group of "Heathers" regardless of setting. This sounds a bit like Scream Queens, which is basically a Heathers rip-off anyway, so here we are--full circle.
Heathers will be the second camp classic TV Land is rebooting, lest we forget that they're doing God's work by reviving First Wives Club:
[The reboot] takes place in modern-day San Francisco and centers on three friends and former classmates from the 1990s who reconnect after their close friend from college dies in a freak accident. When they all discover that they're at romantic crossroads, they unite to tackle divorce, relationships and life's other challenges.