The age of television we’re currently in is all about rebooting and remaking. Specifically, rebooting and remaking formerly successful movies or even shows and giving them a modern spin. But what happens when the original is as twisty as it gets? How do you make it darker and twistier?
We’re about to find out. Because, file this under Best. News. Ever: Heathers, the 1988 comedy starring Winona Ryder and Christian Slater, is coming to the small screen. The cult classic, which tackled murder, “suicides,” mega-bitches, catty ghosts, and some of the most outrageous lines ever to hit our ears, will be revisited as an anthology series on TV Land. We admit, we’re not sure how the movie’s biting wit will translate in today’s world.
According to Entertainment Weekly, the project will feature “a new heroine as she confronts a fresh but equally cruel clique” and instead of the popular mean girls running things, it’s the outcasts whose jobs are being popular and sh*t. So goodbye Heathers, hello Veronica and J.D.
Our only hope (aside from the writers maintaining the razor-sharp satirical dialogue of high-school life) is that Winona and Christian make some kind of cameo. Hey, if Sarah Michelle Gellar can do it with the Cruel Intentions reboot, so can they, right? Because we’ll do anything, even sell ourselves out for a chance at more Swatch dogs and Diet Coke heads. Praise Jesus, hallelujah.