November 23, 2016


Shannen Doherty, Original 'Heathers' Star, to Join TV Land's Reboot

She's back! Shannen Doherty revealed on Instagram that she will be joining the cast of TV Land's Heathers reboot. "Sneak peek from the #Heathers set..... jealous much" she wrote in the caption with a photo of her dressed as her character. The actress is one of the original stars of the 1988 movie, in which she played Heather Duke alongside Winona Ryder and Christian Slater.

As of now, there aren't any details of who she will be portraying in the show. But according to Variety, it will be a “pivotal, unnamed character" set in present day. The role marks one of Doherty's big returns to the screen since announcing her battle with breast cancer in February 2015. She has since shared her strong plight with fans on social media.

The upcoming remake will be an anthology series that's set up similar to FX's Fargo, featuring a new group of "Heathers" for every setting. Unlike the original, the bratty group now has a modern spin. Heather McNamara (played by Lisanne Falk in the movie) is now a black lesbian; Heather Duke (Doherty) is a male who identifies as gender-queer (his real name is Heath); and Heather Chandler (Kim Walker) "has a body like Martha Dumptruck."

There is no set premiere date for the Heathers TV pilot, but production is currently underway in Los Angeles. Leslye Headland (Sleeping with Other People) is directing, while Tom Rosenberg and Gary Lucchesi serve as executive producers. 

In the meantime, fulfill your nostalgia with the latest episode of Fuse's Besterday podcast: