Heathers Series Order TV Land

Heathers Reboot Ordered to Series

Dear Diary, Heathers‘ teen angst reboot now has a body count series order.

TV Land has greenlit a 10-episode first season of based on the 1988 cult favorite movie, the cabler announced Friday at the Television Critics Association winter press tour.

Described by the network as a “pitch-black comedy anthology set in the present day,” Heathers follows Veronica Sawyer (played by Under the Dome‘s Grace Victoria Cox) and a trio of vicious Heathers played by relative newcomers Melanie Field, Brendan Scannell and Jasmine Matthews. James Scully will play JD.

As previously announced, original film cast member Shannen Doherty (CharmedBeverly Hills, 90210) will guest-star as a “pivotal, unnamed” role in the reboot.

Heathers is slated to bow in Fall 2017.

“Our take on Heathers is a cinematic, surprising and twisted comedy that gives a wonderful nod to the film while also creating something entirely its own,”  Cox said via statement. “We’re really passionate about this show and the satirical storytelling its provocative characters allow.”

Jason Micallef (Butter) penned the pilot script; he’ll also serve as showrunner and an executive producer.

Will you watch the new Heathers? Let us know in the comments!

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  1. Nathan Everett says:

    I guess…. but never know till you watch.

  2. Jared S says:

    I don’t really see how this show is going to work as an anthology series. Is every season going to have a trio of mean girls named Heather? Because that would become redundant after a couple of seasons. On the other hand, you can’t have Heathers without the Heathers.

    When the news that Shannen was cast in the show, i was thinking – hoping – she might be reprising her role as Heather Duke. I thought the show would be about a new group of kids repeating the mistakes of the past with a 21st Century twist, like a cyber bullying and internet trolls kinda thing. Then there’s also the issue of suicide from the movie, which is unfortunately still very relevant, maybe more than ever.

    I want to like this, because I love the movie (and the musical, TBH). I’m just conflicted. I will reserve judgement until after I see it. Although, if it’s like any of TV Land’s other recent shows – with the exception of Younger, which i love – it will get cancelled after two seasons. Maybe this will help mend the hurt from not getting that Cruel Intentions reboot. I miss you on my tv Sarah Michelle Gellar.

    • J.B. says:

      The gay kid is Heather Duke in the reboot so I’m wondering if Shannen Doherty will play his mother or other relative.

  3. BlittleU says:

    I expect this will be terrible, but I have been wrong before so I may watch the first episode.

  4. Red Snapper says:

    I’m not sure how I feel about this. Heathers is one of my favorite movies. My big sister got me hooked on it when I was probably much too young to see it. My best friend from high school and I bonded over our love of it. The movie holds a special place in my heart so I am a little apprehensive about a T.V adaptation. I’m open to it but it has to be done right in order for it to work. They need to capture the tone and humor of the film otherwise it will fall flat.

  5. Summer says:

    So conflicted about this. I want it to be good, but I’m terrified it’s going to be like Scream Queens. (I know it has its fans, I just personally didn’t enjoy the show.)

  6. J.B. says:

    They should just call this “YouTube Beauty ‘Gurus'” instead of “Heathers”.

  7. Scarlet says:

    I will never watch this. There is simply no way that they can follow the original, and iconic, storyline. It’s supposed to be about skinny, rich, mean girls getting what’s coming to them, how can Veronica chose the outcasts as friends in the end if the heathers are those outcasts. And what are they going to do with kurt and Ram. Also the costumes and colour symbolisation in heathers is so very important to the storyline and they will not stick to that. They are destroying the legacy of this cult classic. Also, killing and writing a fake suicide would be pretty much impossible to do with all the technology we have nowadays. Hopefully this will flop and no one will ever discuss it again