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TV Land is developing an anthology series based on “Heathers,” the 1988 cult film starring Winona Ryder and Christian Slater.
The original was a dark comedy about a student named Veronica (Ryder) who teams with rebellious outsider J.D. (Slater) to take down the Heathers, a trio of girls who rule the high school through cruelty.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, TV Land’s update will feature a new set of Heathers, only in this version the outcasts have become high-school royalty: Heather McNamara is now a black lesbian; Heather Duke is a male named Heath who identifies as gender-queer; and Heather Chandler has a body like Martha Dumptruck.
The website contends that, like FX’s “Fargo,” TV Land’s “Heathers” could feature a new setting and new character each season.