Paramount Network provided the first restricted (not safe for work or kids) teaser trailer for its upcoming Heathers series during the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards. The series is based on the 1988 film from writer Daniel Waters and director Michael Lehmann and is described as a “pitch-black comedy anthology.” Season one will consist of 10 episodes starring Grace Victoria Cox as Veronica, Nikki SooHoo as Betty Finn, James Scully as J.D., Jasmine Mathews as Heather McNamara, Melanie Field as Heather Chandler, and Brendan Scannell as Heather Duke.
Heathers is expected to premiere in early 2018 and finds heroine Veronica Sawyer (Cox) teaming up with her boyfriend J.D. (Scully) to take on a vicious group of Heathers. Jason Micallef (Butter) wrote the updated series and Leslye Headland directs, with Gary Lucchesi, Tom Rosenberg, and Josh McGuire on board as executive producers.
Director Michael Lehmann and producer Denise Di Novi won an Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature for the cult classic film. Heathers was also nominated for Best Female Lead (Winona Ryder) and Best Screenplay at the 1990 Spirit Awards. The cast included Christian Slater, Shannon Doherty, Kim Walker, Lisanne Falk, and Penelope Milford.