US delays Heathers launch
SBS VICELAND forced to hold off fast-tracked premiere.
The US premiere of Heathers has been delayed in the US following the recent school shooting in Parkland, Florida.
Due to launch on March 7th it is now held back, with a new date yet to be determined.
The news comes just a day after SBS VICELAND announced it would be fast-tracked in Australia next week.
“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,” Paramount Network said in a statement.
“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, based on the 1988 movie of the same name, is described a pitch-black comedy anthology set in the present day.
VICELAND will now replay RocKwiz episodes in its place on Thursday March 8th.