Paramount has released the first full red-band trailer for their upcoming series reboot of the classic 1988 film Heathers. This is said to be a "pitch-black comedy anthology set in the present day." It's definitely not the version of the film that you remember. This is a complete reimagining but it deals with the same issues, and it looks pretty wild.
The original film focused on Veronica (Winona Ryder) and her rebel boyfriend, J.D. (Christian Slater), dealing with the social order in high school. The update features a new set of popular-yet-evil Heathers. Only this time around the outcasts have become the high school royalty. this definitly makes for an interesting twist.
Heather McNamara (originally played by Lisanne Falk) will be portrayed by Jasmine Mathews; Heather Duke (Shannen Doherty in the film) is a male who identifies as gender-queer whose real name is Heath (Brendan Scannell); and Heather Chandler (originally Kim Walker) has a body like Martha Dumptruck and will be played by Melanie Field. Newcomers James Scully and Grace Victoria Cox star as J.D. and Veronica, respectively.
Original Heathers star Shannen Doherty guest-stars in the pilot episode and you get your first look at her in this trailer that was released.
The report is said to "perfectly blends drama, love, rivalry, and comedy into a modern-day masterpiece." Watch the trailer for yourself below and tell us if this is a series that you'll be tuning in to watch.
Heathers premieres Wednesday, March 7th at 10 PM on Paramount Network.