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What's Your Damage? Heathers Is Being Rebooted

What's Your Damage? Heathers Is Being Rebooted

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Well, f*** us gently with a chainsaw....
 

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.

According to The Hollywood Reporter:

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.

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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.

Related | 10 Important Life Lessons Scream Queens Taught Us

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.

Related | Goldie Hawn, Bette Midler & Diane Keaton Reuniting for Netflix Movie

Remember when TV Land was, like, strictly Three's Company and Andy Griffith reruns? Next thing you know, it's the best network on TV. Thanks, Sean Hayes.

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