A ”Clueless” reboot series focused on the character played by Stacey Dash in the beloved 1995 cult classic is in development at Peacock.
The film version of “Clueless” debuted in 1995 starring Alicia Silverstone as Cher and Stacey Dash as Dionne. It is now considered a cult classic.
A TV adaptation aired on ABC and then UPN from 1996 until 1999 for three seasons. Rachel Blanchard played Cher in the series with Dash reprising the role of Dionne. In 2018, “Clueless: The Musical” debuted onstage in New York.The movie, which was a modern take on the Jane Austen classic novel Emma, also starred Brittany Murphy, Donald Faison, Breckin Meyer and Paul Rudd and grossed $56 million at the box office.
Written by Jordan Reddout and Gus Hickey, the new show is described as “a baby pink and bisexual blue-tinted, tiny sun-glasses 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.”
This is now the latest instance of a female-focused 90’s staple that will get a different take focused on a Black character. It was previously announced that Tracee Ellis Ross is set to voice the lead identity in the animated comedy “Jodie,” which is a spinoff of “Daria.” That show is currently set up at Comedy Central after initially being in the works at MTV.