Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

There's going to be a TV version of Heathers

Heathers.jpg

Another cult teen movie is getting the TV treatment. Hot on the heels of news that Cruel Intentions is getting a sequel, we've learned that Heathers will be re-made for the small screen.

The Christian Slater/Winona Ryder movie has garnered cult classic status for encapsulating what it means to be an outcast at high school, making plaid happen and, incidentally, for its imagining of the original mean girls.

But if you're a loyalist of the 1988 original - fear not.

The new series won't recreate the twisted vengeful plot, or at least not to the letter, nor will it be a sequel or prequel as per the Cruel Intentions reboot.

Instead, the new series will be a total re-imagining of Heathers, riffing off the themes of the original for a totally new perspective on school life at Westerberg High. The new series will feature characters who will turn the plot on its head, with the outcasts becoming the bullies.

The Hollywood Reporter reveals: "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."

It's also billed as an anthology series, so there's room it be re-worked with new themes and characters each series.

It's being made by US channel TV Land, so fingers crossed it makes it to the UK.

TV bosses, if you're listening: any plans for cameos from Slater or Ryder are very welcome.

Related

Cruel Intentions.jpg

Cruel Intentions is set to hit our screens again, 15 years on

francis_rt.jpg

Your House of Cards cheat sheet: season four

ThinkstockPhotos-178149253.jpg

Stylist meets Heather Dixon, the UK’s answer to Dana Scully

iStock_000064706485_Medium.jpg

What you need to know about the true-crime drama gripping America

Reading in bed.JPG

The book everyone lies about reading is not War and Peace

dirty dancing.jpg

British women choose their most romantic lines from fiction and film

dr no.jpg

Hollywood producer tweets reveal outrageous sexism in script intros

rexfeatures_4546140d.jpg

“I find Zoolander funny. I like having a laugh about the industry”

cornwall.jpg

Britain's most enticing literary haunts to visit

More

20 soothing, beautiful songs guaranteed to help you fall asleep

An expert picks the ultimate classical music playlist

by Sarah Biddlecombe
20 Oct 2017

Puppy dog eyes are a thing and your dog makes them just for you

A study says dogs change their facial expressions when humans are looking

by Amy Swales
20 Oct 2017

Here’s how to buy a house or a flat for the princely sum of £1

It's time to enter the real-estate raffle

by Megan Murray
20 Oct 2017

Oxford University under fire for shocking lack of racial diversity

One MP called the revelations an example of “social apartheid”

by Moya Crockett
20 Oct 2017

This prosecco festival is the best way to start feeling Christmassy

Bubbles, bubbles everywhere

by Susan Devaney
20 Oct 2017

Missing your 16-25 railcard? We have good news for you

Rail bosses have taken pity on cash-strapped millennials

20 Oct 2017

This man’s response to his friend’s period while hiking is everything

“I had NOTHING on me and I was wearing shorts”

by Susan Devaney
20 Oct 2017

Why anxiety makes it harder to follow your intuition

It can have a paralysing effect on decision-making

by Anna Brech
19 Oct 2017

“Why all men must work to stamp out sexual harassment and abuse”

In wake of the Weinstein allegations, one writer argues why men need to be counted

19 Oct 2017

Rage, lust, power and warmth: how it feels to experience ‘red emotions

“I grew up being told my body was terrifying and my voice was unimportant”

by The Stylist web team
19 Oct 2017