Paramount Network drops ‘Heathers’ series

Paramount Network drops 'Heathers' series

Paramount Community mentioned it won’t air the brand new darkish comedy Heathers as deliberate, however is on the lookout for a brand new residence for it.

The violent present’s debut has been postponed a number of occasions attributable to real-world, college shootings. It initially was set to premiere March 7, then moved to July, however now won’t be seen in any respect on Paramount, the previous Spike TV, mentioned.

“This can be a highschool present, we’re blowing up the varsity, there are weapons within the college, it is a satire and there are moments of academics having weapons. It is hitting on so many scorching matters. This firm cannot be talking out of either side of its mouth, saying the youth motion is essential for us and we have executed all these fantastic issues to assist that and on the identical time, we’re placing on a present that we’re not snug with,” Keith Cox, the community’s president, advised The Hollywood Reporter. “The mixture of a highschool present with these very darkish moments did not really feel proper.”

Paramount is making an attempt to buy the sequence and its potential second season to a different community.

Heathers is a up to date remake of the 1988 movie starring Winona Ryder, Christian Slater and Shannen Doherty.

The brand new model options Grace Victoria Cox as highschool pupil Veronica Sawyer and James Scully as her murderous boyfriend JD. Melanie Area performs Heather Chandler, Brendan Scannell performs Heather Duke and Jasmine Mathews performs Heather McNamara — Veronica’s depraved frenemies.

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