The 1995 movie, Clueless, directed by Amy Heckerling (Look Who’s Talking, Red Oaks) and starring Alicia Silverstone (Batman & Robin, Blast from the Past) and Paul Rudd (Ant-Man, Friends), is getting a reboot at CBS TV Studios, per The Hollywood Reporter. Clueless‘ reboot will arrive as a television show on Peacock, NBCUniversal’s new streaming service.
The show will by a situational comedy with an element of mystery, stemming from the sudden and curious disappearance of Cher Horowitz (portrayed by Silverstone), who was the main character of the film. Cher’s best friend, Dionne (portrayed by Stacey Dash, View from the Top), will step into the lead role in the series, uncovering the details of how and why Cher disappeared.
The description of the show reads that it is a “baby pink and bisexual blue-tinted, tiny sunglasses-wearing, oat milk latte and Adderall-fueled look at what happens when queen bee Cher disappears and her lifelong No. 2 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?” (The Hollywood Reporter). The show will be set almost immediately after the events of the film, with different actors playing the roles.
This is not the first adaptation of Clueless to come to the small screen. In 1996, a spinoff series under the same name was produced by CBS TV Studios, with the notable absences of both Silverstone and Rudd, although many actors from the original cast went on to star in the show. Silverstone’s character was instead portrayed by Rachel Blanchard (Fargo, Peep Show). The series ran for three seasons on ABC and UPN.
The reboot of Clueless is among many reboots that will come to Peacock, including Saved by the Bell (created by Sam Bobrick) and Punky Brewster (created by David W. Duclon).