Grab a croquet mallet and some corn nuts because the premiere episode of Heathers TV reboot is available to watch right now.
The series isn’t scheduled to premiere on the new Paramount Network until March 7, but why wait another week when you could be hanging with Veronica and your new Heathers trio this weekend?
The Hollywood Reporter describes the new version as a modern-day black comedy with a new set of Heathers: “Heather McNamara (Jasmine Mathews) is a black lesbian, Heather Duke (Brendan Scannell) is a male who identifies as gender-queer whose real name is Heath; and Heather Chandler (Melanie Field) has a body like Martha Dumptruck.”
“The reason I changed the Heathers surface identities is I think today [the characterization] rings true. Today, all different types of people are more aspirational,” showrunner Jason Micallef told Entertainment Weekly.
“People that wouldn’t have necessarily been considered the most popular kids in school in 1988 could very well be — and probably most likely are — the more popular kids today.”
“The main thing to really take away is I don’t view the Heathers as the villains,” Micallef explained. “The three Heathers are incredibly powerful and ruling the school; they’re the people you would want to be”
The series is being described as a “pitch-black” comedic anthology, and the word is that every season will feature a new group of Heathers.
Start your weekend off right by heading over to the Paramount Network website to watch the premiere episode.