Fans of the iconic ’80s teen horror-comedy Heathers got a first look at the Winona Ryder movie’s television reboot this past weekend, and although it’s got a lot of differences from the OG movie, if the teaser trailer is any indication, this show is hitting the right chord with its slick, funny fierceness.
“Veronica, Heather Chandler is looking for you,” the trailer opens and we get our first look at the 2018 version of the meanest girls in school, Chandler (Melanie Field), Heather McNamara (Jasmine Matthews), and genderqueer Heather Duke (Brendan Scannell). With the same vibes as the original Heathers crew (Kim Walker, Lisanne Falk, and Shannen Doherty), this new twist on the iconic trio looks badass.
Of course, Veronica, played by actress Grace Victoria Cox, utters Ryder’s classic line, “Well f*uck me gently with a chainsaw.” If you’re unfamiliar with the classic movie starring Ryder, Doherty, and Christian Slater as Veronica’s boyfriend JD (played this time around by James Scully), it’s your classic coming-of-age-meets slasher flick filled with comedy and gore, with Veronica and JD exacting murderous revenge on the popular (and mean) titular girl gang after feeling like outcasts for long enough.
Fans of the 1988 movie don’t seem as excited about the reboot, however, taking to Twitter to express their frustrations with a show, “nobody asked for.”
Premiering this fall on the Paramount Network (a rebranded Spike TV), the show is an “anthology series,” meaning, that much like American Horror Story, if Heathers gets a second season, it will feature a whole new cast of characters and stories, moving away from the cult classic.
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