The cult film is getting a long deserved follow-up
It’s been over 20 years since Cher Horowitz (Alicia Silverstone) shopped her way into audiences’ hearts. Now, Amy Heckerling’s cult teen drama Clueless, which was loosely based on Jane Austen’s Emma, is earning a comic book follow-up.
Amber Benson, perhaps best known as Tara from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Sarah Kuhn are writing the project from BOOM! Studios. Siobhan Keenan will do the artwork. (See a cover concept below.)
“I was 17 when I auditioned for Clueless and, sadly, didn’t get a part,” said Benson. “But I remember reading the script—tentatively titled As If—and thinking: If they do this right, they are going to kick some serious butt. So I wasn’t shocked when Clueless turned out to be a pop-culture phenomenon. All these years later, I am tickled that I finally get to be a part of its continuing legacy, and that I get to collaborate with two people I respect greatly: my co-writer Sarah Kuhn and our editor Shannon Watters.”
Set for release this summer, Clueless will pick up during Cher, Dionne, and Tai’s senior year, as the three best friends try to figure out what’s next.