The school shooting in Parkland, Fla., earlier this month, in which 17 people died at Stoneman Douglas High School, has prompted the delay of the Paramount Network’s original series “Heathers.”
The network released an announcement today noting that the series “is a satirical comedy that takes creative risks in dealing with many of society’s most challenging subjects ranging from personal identity to race and socio-economic status to gun violence. While we stand firmly behind the show, in light of the recent tragic events in Florida and out of respect for the victims, their families and loved ones, we feel the right thing to do is delay the premiere until later this year.”
The anthology series is based on the 1988 feature film of the same name, which starred Winona Ryder, Christian Slater and Shannen Doherty. Doherty is also a part of the new series, which has a 10-episode order at Paramount. Other cast members include Grace Victoria Cox, Melanie Field and Selma Blair.