BOOM! Studios have just announced details of their upcoming comic book follow-up up to the hit movie Clueless, set to be released as part of their BOOM! Box imprint.
This August, the writing duo of actress, filmmaker, and author Amber Benson (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Witches of Echo Park, Death’s Daughter) and author Sarah Kuhn (Heroine Complex, Barbie) will team with artist Siobhan Keenan (Adventure Time) to reunite our favorite girls from Beverly Hills as Cher, Dionne, and Tai find themselves in a bit of an existential crisis during their senior year at Bronson Alcott High School.
Speaking about the announcement, Benson says “I was 17 when I auditioned for Clueless and, sadly, didn’t get a part. 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.”
“Clueless is one of my favorite movies of all time—I love [director] Amy Heckerling’s whip-smart use of language, her clever take on Austen, and the strong bonds she created between vibrant, awesome female characters,” added Kuhn. “And I love that Cher Horowitz is a heroine who takes on every obstacle she faces with a unique combination of ingenuity, positivity, and the ability to pull off yellow tartan like nobody else. Getting to write these characters is both a total dream come true and an incredible challenge and I hope we’re doing Cher, Dionne, and Tai justice—we’re certainly having a ton of fun.”
Clueless is one of the sunniest, kindest, and smartest films out there, and one of my favorites,” says Shatnnon Watters, Editor, BOOM! Studios. “I’m so excited that we’ll be telling new stories within this world at BOOM! Box.”