Shannen Doherty Confirmed For TV Land ‘Heathers’ Reboot
Shannen Doherty, who starred in the original 1988 movie Heathers, has been confirmed as a castmember in the TV Land remake.
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The original film saw Winona Ryder as the outcast Veronica and her homicidal boyfriend J.D. (Christian Slater) dealing with the popular girls, all named Heather. The TV Land remake brings back the cult classic with a new set of Heathers. Doherty’s original character was Heather Duke, who in the remake identifies as gender-queer and goes by Heath (Brendan Scannell). Heather McNamara and Heather Chandler will have their roles reprised by Jasmine Mathews and Melanie Field, respectively.
Doherty’s role in the remake has been kept tightly under wraps by TV Land, which would only confirm that she will play a “pivotal, unnamed character.”
The new show is currently in production in LA. The script was written by Jason Micallef and the pilot directed by Leslye Headland.
Doherty, meanwhile, has been facing a tough battle with breast cancer since her diagnosis in 2015 and has been documenting her struggle on social media.
Ct scan to do mapping for radiation plan. This scared me so much. Not sure why. Was supposed to get it with contrast but the minute they started looking at which vein to use I started crying. Full panic attack. Sometimes, you just get sick of being poked. And that’s ok. I cried. I felt sorry for myself for a minute. Then stopped and reminded myself of how lucky I am. Thank God my new radiation oncologist decided to try without contrast so I would calm down. So…. one panic attack down and mapping done!! Now to actually start radiation… #cancerslayer #warrior #fightlikeagirl #blessed
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