In the wake of the recent mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida, the TV remake of Heathers has been put off from its initial March 7 release date.
The original 1988 movie starred Winona Ryder and Christian Slater respectively as Veronica and J.D., two high school students who kill multiple classmates.
'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,' said Paramount Network in a statement, according to Deadline.
Deferred: In the wake of the recent mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida, the TV remake of Heathers has been put off from its initial March 7 release date
The statement had earlier explained: '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.'
February 14's shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland left a death toll of 17, and survivors have led a subsequent outcry in favor of gun control.