A TV reboot of 1995 teen classic Clueless with a twist—the mysterious disappearance of queen bee Cher Horowitz—is in the works at CBS TV Studios, Deadline reports.
Written by Will & Grace writers Jordan Reddout and Gus Hickey, the remake is described as “a baby-pink-and-bisexual-blue-tinted, tiny-sunglasses-wearing, oat-milk-latte-and-Adderall-fueled look at what happens when the high school queen bee (Cher) disappears and her lifelong number two (Dionne) steps into Cher’s vacant Air Jordans,” which is certainly a sentence made up of words put together in an order. (What is “bisexual-blue-tinted”? Okay, fine—I know exactly what it is but still.)
Leaving aside the description, which makes the Clueless reboot sound like a mashup of Euphoria and Riverdale with a soupçon of Gone Girl, and sans Cher, there’s kind of a problem here: This is original-Clueless-TV-show erasure! Remember? The ABC/UPN spin-off aired for three seasons and was even campier—if a little less arch—than the movie.
The forthcoming reboot’s focus on the Dionne character is appealing, but there’s so much mystery content on TV that the show might have trouble breaking through—especially given that Twitter is already poised to savage it based solely on its description as “Mean Girls meets Riverdale meets a Lizzo music video.” Maybe the show will prove naysayers wrong—after all, Robert Lawrence, who produced the original film, has signed on as executive producer—but for now here are the best Twitter reactions to the news:
Originally Appeared on Vogue