“Heathers” is back and nastier than ever. A red-band trailer has dropped for Paramount Network’s reboot of the beloved 1988 dark comedy, and the mean clique at the center of the story looks decidedly different than the original Heathers, all of whom were cis-gender, thin white girls. “Fat kids can be popular,” and Asians too, we’re told in the spot. “Gays and Jews are over,” but genderqueer is in. Not everything has changed: lunch-time polls are still a thing, and Veronica’s diary remains a vital part of the story.
“I wish Heather Chandler (Melanie Field) would just die so that I can finally be free,” says Veronica (Grace Victoria Cox). As is the case in the film, the show sees Veronica plotting the murder of her frenemy alongside her new boyfriend, J.D. (James Scully), who is described as a “domestic terrorist” and “teenage Charles Manson.”
“The Handmaid’s Tale” boasts 10 cast members on the voting ballot, ahead of only Netflix’s “The Crown” at five. Comparatively, the other nominated dramas each feature more than a dozen actors: HBO’s “Game of Thrones” at 30, Netflix’s “Stranger Things” at 17 and NBC’s “This Is Us” at 13. In recent years “Game of Thrones” and “Downton Abbey” always had the biggest casts, with “Downton” beating the HBO fantasy series in 2014 and 2015.
The original film focused on Veronica (Winona Ryder) and her rebel boyfriend J.D. (Christian Slater), dealing with the social order in high school. The update features a new set of popular-yet-evil Heathers. Only this time around the outcasts have become the high school royalty. This definitely makes for an interesting twist.
Heather McNamara (originally played by Lisanne Falk) will be portrayed by Jasmine Mathews; Heather Duke (Shannen Doherty in the film) is a male who identifies as gender-queer whose real name is Heath (Brendan Scannell); and Heather Chandler (originally
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The two-minute clip features the first footage of original star Shannen Doherty and offers the first real look at the anthology drama from showrunner Jason Micallef.
The original film, written by Daniel Waters and directed by Michael Lehmann, centered on Veronica (played by Winona Ryder) and her rebel boyfriend, J.D. (Christian Slater), dealing with the social order in high school.
The updated take, set in the present day, features a new set of popular-yet-evil Heathers — only this time the outcasts have become high...
Victoria Cox, Jasmine Mathews, Brendan Scannell, and Melanie Field take the leads, playing the roles held, respectively, in the movie by Winona Ryder, Lisanne Falk, Shannen Doherty, and Kim Walker.
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Melanie Field, Brendan Scannell, Grace Victoria Cox, Jasmine Mathews, James Scully, and Nikki SooHoo star in the show; true to the title, three of them play characters named Heather. Cox plays Veronica Sawyer, who was previously portrayed by Ryder. Per the synopsis, this new iteration is to be an “hour-long pitch-black comedy anthology set in the present day, as heroine Veronica Sawyer deals with a very different but equally vicious group of Heathers.
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Seth Meyers takes aim at Spacey and Weinstein in fiery monologue
That marks the end of the beginning of this year’s awards season. It’s been a fascinating night if, like me, you end up watching a lot of these things and get a bit fatigued by the repetitious nature of it all.
The decision to bring the elephant in the room (sexual abuse in Hollywood) front and center made for an often compelling ceremony and an entirely, radically different red carpet. Who would have guessed a year ago that tonight would have played out with such fire?
Here’s a look back on the night in case you’ve already forgotten it:
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Still, this year's Golden Globes was one of its better telecasts, wasn't it? There were some lows (like the fact that Get Out went home completely empty-handed) but certainly many more highs, from all of the powerful speeches delivered by women to some truly deserving wins (hoorah for Mrs. Maisel and Lady Bird and Big Little Lies, even though it was nominated in the wrong category!) to Oprah. Grab a bottle of champagne, take a swig and let's relive the best, worst and weirdest moments from tonight's show.
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