Watch the first trailer for the new ‘Heathers’ TV series

The '80s black comedy is coming back on the small screen

The first trailer for the Heathers TV series has been released.

The show is based on the 1988 cult classic, which starred Winona Ryder and Christian Slater as murderous teenagers.

The 10-episode series will premiere on March 6 in the US, and features a modern retelling of the film’s plotline, with the Heathers comprised of students from marginalised communities. Watch the trailer below.

Brendan Scannell, who plays Heath Duke, said of the new series’ approach: “The idea is that power corrupts and that everyone is, at their core, an asshole and concerned for themselves. In the movie, three beautiful women were wreaking havoc on the school; that was new and hadn’t been done before. Our modern retelling centres around marginalised communities – a plus-size girl, a black girl, and a queer – trashing everyone around them.”

Shannon Doherty, who appeared in the original movie as Heather Duke, will reportedly feature in the series in a three-episode story arc. No details have been confirmed about her part at present, but show creator Jason Micallef has said “her face will be the very first scene in the first episode”, as Deadline reports.

The new series was first rumoured to be in the making back in 2016, with plans reported to take the form of an American Horror Story-like anthology drama, where each season is based on a new group of Heathers.