I am totally buggin’: Clueless is getting the reboot treatment, and it kind of sounds like it’ll be amazing.
CBS Television Studios is helming the project, which will feature some of the characters from the Alicia Silverstone classic but in a decidedly more dramatic way. The studio is being hush-hush about what exactly that drama might be. Since CBS owns the rights to the 1995 film, it makes sense that the television show would find its own home there.
The show is currently described as “Mean Girls meets Riverdale meets a Lizzo video,” which already sounds pretty amazing.
It will also be set in a “high school that is uniquely 2020 L.A.” Also, while some of the original characters are in the show, there is at least one pretty big change: “The new version, from writers Jordan Reddout and Gus Hickey … would center on Dionne (played by Stacey Dash in both previous iterations), Cher’s best friend and lifelong right-hand woman. When Cher disappears, Dionne must take on the pressures of being the new most popular girl in school while also unraveling the mystery of what happened to her friend.”
Casting information has yet to be released, but in 2018 Alicia Silverstone confirmed that she is not involved in the production. The cast of the original film doesn’t appear to have maintained close relationships, and several cast members have faced difficult times in the years following the film. Actress Brittany Murphy tragically died under mysterious circumstances in December 2009, and Stacey Dash was recently arrested for domestic violence.
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