12:17pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
'Heathers': Watch the Red-Band Trailer for the Paramount Network Reboot
Calling all Heathers: Paramount Network has released the full red-band trailer for its upcoming Heathers reboot.
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 school royalty. 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 Kim Walker) has a body like Martha Dumptruck and will be played by Melanie Field. Newcomers James Scully and Grace Victoria Cox star as J.D. and Veronica, respectively. Original Heathers star Doherty guest-stars in the pilot, which was directed by Leslye Headland and written by Micallef.
The show is described as a "pitch-black" comedic anthology. Insiders say the anthology component will be similar to FX's Fargo and feature a new group of "Heathers" — no matter the setting.
Watch the edgy trailer, below. Heathers premieres March 7 at 10 p.m. Paramount Network officially rebrands from Spike TV on Jan. 18.