Heathers Reboot at TV Land: Meet the New JD and Veronica

How very… surreal.

TV Land’s in-the-works Heathers reboot has found its new Veronica and JD, the iconic characters played in the 1989 film by Winona Ryder and Christian Slater.

Under the Dome actress Grace Cox (see photo, right) will portray Veronica, while newcomer James Scully will inherit the role of JD, TVLine has learned.

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Last month, TV Land formally greenlit a pilot for a half-hour, single camera series based on the 1988 cult classic. The cabler said it will “reimagine” Heathers as a present-day anthology series, with each season focusing on a different heroine and a new set of mean girls.

Jason Micallef (Butter) penned the script and Leslye Headland (Terriers) is set to direct the pilot, which begins shooting later this fall.

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7 Comments
  1. SoFla says:

    Why can’t they come up with something new instead of ruining the memory of great movies and shows from the 80s with crappy re-makes? Will not watch this show TV Land. You have had good NEW shows on your network in the past, why are you not able to continue in that direction instead?

    • Dysturbed says:

      Like many others, I’m all for original things, but realistically any great memories people have of past movies and shows, any success that they had, etc. don’t cease to exist just because remakes may not be as good or may be crappy.

    • dude says:

      If you haven’t learned the answer to that yet, than there isn’t much point in explaining it to you but the cliff’s notes version: Money, viewers and name recognition. The media is much more likely to cover a reboot/remake than an original property (see: Westworld) therefore people are more likely to watch it which equals ratings. It doesn’t always ensure people stick around but it usually gets some extra eyeballs on the first episode for the sake of curiosity.

  2. TVFan says:

    Heathers came out in 1989, not 1998. Still, the TV version looks interesting.

  3. dani says:

    if this is an anthology, why bother re-doing a Veronica and JD plotline??? People will tune out after that one season… it doesn’t make sense.

    • Sam says:

      I’m more concerned that it’s only 30 minutes. The best way to make Heathers into a TV show would be to do a Fargo thing and keep the same tone. I worry they can’t do that in just 22 minutes a week.

  4. Phil says:

    Any news on TVLand’s “The First Wives Club” TV take? Was looking forward to it with that cast!!