Clueless getting a gritty Gen-Z reboot as a mystery drama series

Archive Photos / Stringer/ Paramount Pictures(NEW YORK) -- The cult classic movie Clueless is coming back as a TV series -- with an insane twist.  First and foremost, the lighthearted spirit of the original 1995 film will be completely washed away and adopt a darker vibe.

Deadline reports that Will & Grace writers Jordan Reddout and Gus Hickey penned the script, which has multiple streaming services, such as the CW, reportedly frothing at the mouth.  The reimagined series will reportedly combine the elements of RiverdaleMean Girls, and a Lizzo music video.

The reboot series will take viewers on "a baby pink and bisexual blue-tinted, tiny sunglasses-wearing, oat milk latte and Adderall-fueled" ride through a high school where "queen bee Cher disappears and her lifelong No. 2 Dionne steps into Cher’s vacant Air Jordans."

The mystery drama series is currently in the works at CBS TV Studios, who own the rights of the original film and the 1996 television spinoff series.

As expected, fans of the original movie are already giving the news a hard "as if!"

This isn't the first Clueless reboot news to come out recently.  Last year, it was revealed that a new Clueless movie was in the works from Girls Trip producer Tracy Oliver and Marquita Robinson, a writer on the Netflix comedy GLOW.

It is unknown if the two projects are related.

Clueless, the 1995 movie, starred Alicia SilverstonePaul RuddBreckin MeyerJeremy SistoStacey DashBrittany Murphy and Dan Hedaya.

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