Heathers, the shelved adaptation of the classic 1989 teen movie, is making it to TV after all. The Paramount Network will air it — in edited form — over five nights later this month, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The 10-episode black comedy has been condensed to nine episodes, with the climactic detonation of Westerburg High School and a scene where a character plays a school-shooting video game removed.
Heathers, which was created by Jason Micallef and stars Grace Victoria Cox in the Winona Ryder role of Veronica Sawyer, was originally slated to premiere in March and was even briefly made available on the network's streaming platform. But it was postponed after the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Florida and eventually rescheduled for July. After the Santa Fe High School shooting in Houston happened, the show was scrapped.
But now, it's going to air over five nights from Thursday, Oct. 25 to Monday, Oct. 29, with the finale followed by a Heathers-themed episode of Lip Sync Battle with stars Melanie Field and Brendan Scannell.
It's unclear at this point what the future holds for Heathers should Season 1 be successful. The show was always planned as an anthology series, and the cast's options for Season 2 have expired. However, the show's writers almost completed development on Season 2 before the show was shelved.
Heathers got a new trailer promoting it as "TV's most controversial series" and featuring an intro by Shannen Doherty, who starred in the original movie and appears in the series.
Heathers premieres Thursday, Oct. 25 at 10/9c on the Paramount Network.