Paramount scraps TV reboot Heathers, citing school violence


After postponing its airing in the aftermath of February’s Florida high school shooting, Paramount Network is completely scrapping Heathers.

Representatives from parent business Viacom validated Saturday that the TELEVISION reboot of the 1988 motion picture black funny about high-school murder and suicide will not air on Paramount or other Viacom properties.

Viacom says the subject is not appropriate in the present environment for channels it is attempting to make youth-oriented, but that it is open to the possibility of selling the anthology series to a more fitting outlet.

The program based upon the film starring Winona Ryder and Christian Slater had been set to premiere in March, but was postponed after the Parkland, Florida shooting that left 17 dead.

The move was first reported by The Hollywood Press reporter.

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