Hard to know what to make of the trailer for upcoming series Heathers, based on the classic 1988 jet-black comedy starring Winona Ryder and Christian Slater. Whereas the original revolved around a clique of beastly blonde bitches making lives a living hell for their gawkier peers, the new iteration involves an altogether different league of hateful high schoolers.
Heather McNamara (Jasmine Mathews) is an African-American lesbian. Heather Duke (Brendan Scannell) is a male character who identifies as genderqueer. Heather Chandler (Melenia Field) apparently has the body of Martha Dumptruck from the original film. The underdogs are now the top dogs, apparently. So will they still be picked off one by one?
We have to admit, we have a bad feeling about this. What’s our damage, you ask? This:
What do you think of the trailer? Will the show turn out to be the equivalent of Box Office Drano? Or is it destined to become a highly popular smash hit? Sound off in the comments below.