Looks like you’ll have to wait a little longer for Paramount’s Heathers reboot. Today, the network announced the TV series’ premiere has been delayed until later this year.
Based on the 1988 film, the dark comedy will be set in the present day and follow Veronica Sawyer (Grace Victoria Cox), a girl dealing with her own group of vicious Heathers. The cast also includes Brendan Scannell, James Scully, Melanie Field, Jasmine Mathews, and original movie star Shannen Doherty.
Heathers was initially slated to debut in March, but Paramount Network has decided to delay the premiere in light of the recent school shooting in Florida. Read the network’s announcement below:
Paramount Network’s original series “Heathers” 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.”
What do you think? Are you a fan of the movie Heathers? Will you watch the new TV series?