Heathers Reboot Shannen Doherty

Shannen Doherty Joins Heathers Reboot on TV Land, Shares First Photo

She may not be rocking those iconic shoulder pads, but Shannen Doherty is still ready to rumble in a new behind-the-scenes photo from the pilot of TV Land’s in-production Heathers reboot.

Doherty co-starred in the 1988 film, upon which this new anthology series is based, and announced her involvement Tuesday on Instagram:

Sneak peek from the #Heathers set….. jealous much? @tvland

A post shared by ShannenDoherty (@theshando) on

The original movie starred Winona Ryder and Christian Slater as Veronica and J.D., just a couple of teens struggling to (literally) survive life in high school; Doherty played Heather Duke, one of the school’s notorious mega-bitches.

TV Land’s version is described as a dark comedy anthology, focusing on a new set of wicked Heathers and those looking to de-throne them. Doherty joins previously announced cast members Grace Cox (Under the Dome) as Veronica, newcomer James Scully as J.D., and a trio of actors — Brendan Scannell, Melanie Field and Jasmine Matthews — as the Heathers.

Doherty, who is currently undergoing treatment for breast cancer, is playing a “pivotal, unnamed character,” which is all TV Land will reveal at this time.

It should also be noted that this isn’t Doherty’s first time at the reboot/revival rodeo. She famously returned for the first season of The CW’s 90210, a continuation of Beverly Hills, 90210, which made Doherty a household name in the 1990s.

Are you more excited for the reboot now that Doherty is involved? Drop a comment with your thoughts below.

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  1. Brian says:

    Good for her.

  2. Kevin says:

    I’m gonna take two guesses: she’s either playing Heather Duke as the mother of Heath, or (based on the bow in her hair) an adult Veronica Sawyer.

  3. Iris says:

    I’ve always liked her as an actress. Glad to see she’s well enough to work and keeping my fingers crossed for her.

  4. sarah t says:

    She looks so good here! Looking forward to seeing her back to work.

  5. Mike says:

    Dang it! I wasn’t gonna tune in, but now I gotta!😃

  6. Steven says:

    Isn’t she busy with cancer treatments?

  7. Steve says:

    So glad she’s doing better! Hopefully she can appear in a Charmed revival next.

  8. James says:

    She looks great on that picture. I hope she’s doing well health-wise.

  9. PartyWill says:

    I am soo excited and proud of you Shannon Doherty !.

    I watched the original film and totes LOVED it !

    I am stoked about you being involved in the cast as you should be !

    I survived a brain tumor when I was younger , I have faith you will beat cancer too.

    Happy Holidays to you and yours !

  10. Anne says:

    Omg yay!!! Anything that gets Shannen back on tv.