As you may or may not know, Paramount Network has created a show with the same name as the amazing 1989 film it’s based on, “Heathers”.
“Heathers” was intended to have an earlier release date, but was delayed due to the tragic Parkland shooting in Florida. The show is now set to premiere on July 10, 2018.
The network released a statement regarding the delay, saying “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.”
The show, similar to the original movie, will touch on controversial subjects such as bullying, suicide, drug use and sexuality. The series will provide a twisted outlook on the modern youth and high school experience where one outcast plots to murder all the “popular kids.”
It will be starring Grace Victoria Cox as Veronica Sawyer, Melanie Field as Heather Chandler, James Scully as Jason “JD” Dean, Brendan Scannell as Heather “Heath” Duke, and Jasmine Mathews as Heather McNamara. Shannen Doherty, who portrayed Heather Duke in the original movie, will also be appearing in the series.
Tune in to Paramount Network July 10 to witness the premiere of this dark, satirical comedy.