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Step aside Gilmore Girls, there’s a new revival (possibly) coming to town. TV Land is rebooting the popular 80s film Heathers and Shannen Doherty (an original cast member) announced via Instagram that she will (somehow) be involved. The network would not confirm if she’ll have a regular, recurring, or guest part in the proposed series.
TV Land’s Heathers is based on the film, but it will take place in the present-day with a wide range of characters. Doherty’s original character Heather Duke will be played by Brendan Scannell as a man who identifies as gender-queer and whose real name is Heath. Heather McNamara is now a black lesbian played by Jasmine Mathews, and Heather Chandler will be played by Melanie Field. The reboot will also have James Scully and Grace Victoria as J.D. and Veronica, the roles famously played by Christian Slater and Winona Ryder, according to Variety.
The series hasn’t been picked up just yet, but the pilot is currently in production in Los Angeles. TV Land describes it as a “pitch black comedy.”
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