Get ready for some Big Fun.
The cast of “Riverdale” are channelling the stage musical based on the iconic 1989 black comedy “Heathers” in two new clips from the series’ upcoming musical episode, airing this week.
The newly released footage teasing the episode has the cast taking on the roles made famous by Winona Ryder, Christian Slater, and Shannen Doherty. The “Heathers” story tells the tale of a rebellious outcast, Veronica Sawyer, and her sociopathic boyfriend J.D., as they plot to kill the teens in Westerburg High School’s coolest cliques. Filled with clever references to the original film — chainsaws, anyone? — the “Riverdale” episode comes after the success of last season’s take on “Carrie: The Musical”.
“Last year, we had a blast doing ‘Carrie’. This year, we wanted to honour another iconic teen movie. ‘Heathers: The Musical’ is BIG FUN, with great roles for the ‘Riverdale’ kids,” executive producer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa tells EW. “And everyone is singing…”
The musical “Riverdale” episode airs on the CW on March 20, and on Netflix in Canada the following day.
The series previously released a cast list for the musical outlining who was playing whom.