It seems like you can't turn a corner without running into a recently rebooted property or long awaited sequel. With the trend of nostalgia proving extremely profitable, no TV show or movie is safe from being brought back for modern audiences. This includes the classic cult movie Heathers. While the 1988 dark comedy was adapted into a musical a few years ago, the Heathers and Veronica will once again be returning- this time on the silver screen. The Paramount Network (formerly Spike TV) is producing a Heathers TV show, and they just landed another fantastic actress to play one of the Heathers' mothers: Selma Blair.
This news comes to us from Deadline, which reports that Selma Blair will have a recurring role in Heathers, once it hits The Paramount Network. Blair will be playing the step-mother of Heather Duke (Brendan Scannell, originally played by Shannen Doherty in the movie) named Jade. Jade is a former stripper and gold digger who is apparently waiting for Duke's elderly father to kick the bucket so that she can have a major payoff.
Selma Blair's role in Heathers comes off of her fantastic portrayal of Kris Jenner in The People v. O. J. Simpson. While not a series regular, Blair gave a captivating and layered performance of the reality TV star and momager. Aside from that, Blair has been seen on the small screen as the female lead in Anger Management, before departing the project due to disagreements with star Charlie Sheen.
To celebrate the announcement of her Heathers role, Selma Blair took to social media to tease her character. Check it out below, via her Instagram.
I'm personally very eager to see how Heathers translates to a TV adaptation. The original film has achieved cult status, featuring plot lines and dialogue that are equally ridiculous as they are hilarious. Both the film and upcoming series will focus on the life of Veronica Sawyer, a bright teenager who attempts to navigate the dangerous waters of High School. And there are no sharks as vicious as The Heathers, a trio of popular kids who delight in tormenting their peers. In the film, things take a hilarious dark turn when Veronica and her boyfriend accidentally poison Queen Bee Heather Chandler, and must attempt to cover it up while also changing their school for the better.
It's unclear how the murderous aspect of Heathers will function within the TV show, considering that they're likely going to want to keep the titular Heathers around. We'll just have to wait and see how well the concept is adapted for the small screen when Heathers eventually arrives on The Paramount Network sometime in 2018.
Are you excited to see Heathers on TV? Let us know in the comments, and be sure to check out our summer premiere list to plan your next binge watch.