Another Remake Is On The Way
Hot on the heels of the announcement of Grease: Rydell High for HBO Max, CBS TV Studios reveals that they've got a modern update of Clueless in the works. Deadline reports that the series will be a dramatic take on the '90s classic and will focus on the character of Dionne, played by Stacy Dash in the film.
For The Modern Era
The project comes from Will & Grace writers Jordan Reddout and Gus Hickey, the official description... sounds very different from the original film.
"The new Clueless — a Mean Girls meets Riverdale meets a Lizzo music video — is also set in high school. It is described as a baby pink and bisexual blue-tinted, tiny sunglasses-wearing, oat milk latté and Adderall-fueled look at what happens when the high school Queen Bee (Cher) disappears and her life-long number two (Dionne) steps into Cher’s vacant Air Jordans. How does Dionne deal with the pressures of being the new most popular girl in school, while also unraveling the mystery of what happened to her best friend, all in a setting that is uniquely 2020 LA?"
Is It Really 'Clueless' Though?
The original film was at its core a romantic comedy, based upon the classic novel Emma by Jane Austen. Turning it into a dark mystery is one way to take it and it will certainly stand out from the film. However, tagging on the Clueless name is an odd choice.
Will it get Riverdale levels of success or will it go the way of the ill-fated Heathers reboot?