Heathers TV Series To Launch On Stan This Month
The controversial series was scrapped in the United States but has found a home down under.
This week streaming service Stan announced they would be launching the black comedy series Heathers based on the cult-classic film of the same name.
The series brought the 1980s high school woes of Veronica Sawyer into the modern age as she goes head to head with a devious group of Heathers, Heather Duke, Heather McNamara and their vicious leader Heather Chandler.
In this imagining of the world of Heathers it's the outcasts who have come out on top, establishing themselves as high school royalty.
Much like the film, the series followed Veronica and the mysterious JD as they take on the Heathers and travel down an increasingly violent path. The series was planned to be an anthology, meaning each season would be set in a different setting, but the show ran into trouble with its US release due to the ongoing theme of in-school violence.
Originally set to air in the United States in March, Heathers was delayed following the Parkland school shooting in February. With the series in delay for months, in June Paramount announced they had scrapped the series.
There were rumours Paramount was considering an early June release until the Santa Fe school shooting where they once again had to consider the impact of a series that dealt with guns, murder and explosives in a high school setting.
"This is a high school show, we're blowing up the school, there are guns in the school, it's a satire and there are moments of teachers having guns. It's hitting on so many hot topics," Paramount Network president of development and production Keith Cox told The Hollywood Reporter.
"The combination of a high school show with these very dark moments didn't feel right."
The series stars Melanie Field, Jasmine Mathews, Brendan Scannell Grace Victoria Cox, James Scully, Selma Blair, Drew Droege, Deanna Cheng and features a guest role from the original Heather Duke, Shannen Doherty.
Every episode of the ten-part season will launch on September 28 on Stan.
Featured image: Stan.