TV Land has its Heathers. Deadline reports Melanie Field, Brendan Scannell, and Jasmine Matthews have been cast in the upcoming TV series.
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?