CBS Readies ‘Clueless’ Reboot Series To Center Around Dionne, Previously Played by Stacey Dash [Details]

Posted October 17, 2019

image via Stacey Dash Instagram

and another one…

We’re in the season of reboots, revivals, and reimaginings of some of our favorite movies and TV shows from the past. Now comes another, with a bit of a twist.

According to various reports including Deadline, there is currently a ‘Clueless‘ reboot in the works, that will center around the character of Dionne–which was played by Stacey Dash in the 1995 comedy film, and later in the spin-off TV series.

….An hourlong Clueless TV series, based on the hit 1995 feature, is in the works at CBS TV Studios. I hear the project, a new, dramatic take on the high school comedy centered on the Dionne character played by Stacey Dash in the movie and the 1996 series adaptation, has been taken out, drawing strong interest from multiple streamers as well as the CW.

Written by Jordan Reddout and Gus Hickey (Will & Grace), the new Clueless — Mean Girls meets Riverdale meets a Lizzo music video — also is 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 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, all in a setting that is uniquely 2020 L.A.?

Executive producing the new Clueless are American Gothic and No Tomorrow creator Corinne Brinkerhoff and her development executive Tiffany Grant via Brinkerhoff’s overall deal at CBS TV Studios, as well as Robert Lawrence, who was a producer on the Clueless movie.

CBS TV Studios has the TV rights to the 1995 Paramount feature written and directed by Amy Heckerling, which starred Alicia Silverstone as Cher, Dash as Dionne as well as Brittany Murphy and Paul Rudd. CBS TV Studios’ predecessor, Paramount Network Television, was behind the 1996 half-hour comedy series Clueless, created by Heckerling, which ran for three seasons, one on ABC and two on UPN.

No word on casting, or when or where fans can officially expect to see the ‘Clueless’ reboot, but are you here for it?

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