The television reboot of the ’80s cult film Heathers is set to air on Paramount Network.
The series, which will premiere with a nine-episode order, was originally slated to premiere in March. However, plans for its release were postponed in the aftermath of the Parkland school shooting in Florida earlier this year and eventually scrapped altogether after the Santa Fe High School shooting in Texas because Heathers deals with school violence.
Fans of the original film will recall scenes in which the characters Veronica (Winona Ryder) and JD (Christian Slater) partake in the vengeful murders of their fellow high school students.
Two would-be controversial scenes have been removed from the reboot, including the season finale which replicates the original 1988 film’s infamous sequence in which JD attempts to detonate the school. This has condensed the season order from ten to nine. The Heathers television reboot will air for two hours a night over a five-day period from October 25 -29.
Heathers stars Grace Victoria Cox as Veronica Sawyer, James Scully as JD, Melanie Field as Heather Chandler, Brendan Scannell as Heather Duke and Jasmine Mathews as Heather McNamara.
In a nod to the original film, former Heathers and Beverly Hills, 90210 star Shannon Doherty will make an appearance in the television series.