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