Based on the ’80s film, the show will be set in the present day and follow one girl’s struggle with a vicious high school clique known as “The Heathers.”
Field will play Heather Chandler, portrayed in the original film as a ruthless, cruel leader of the Heathers who runs the school’s popular set with an iron fist. The role was originated by the late Kim Walker.
Scannell is playing a gender-flipped take on Heather Duke, who in the original film was a bookish, bulemic sycophant and second-in-command of the Heathers. The role was originated by Shannen Doherty.
Matthews will play Heather McNamara, a weak-willed cheerleader who emerges as surprisingly sympathetic late in the film. The role was originally filled by Lisanne Falk.”
What do you think? Are you a fan of the original film? Will you watch the TV Land remake?