Heathers (2018– )
Hometown: Wellington, New Zealand
In Debra Granik’s Leave No Trace, McKenzie is Tom, daughter to Ben Foster’s Ptsd-affected Will. Unable to cope with society, Will has carved out a subsistence off-grid life with Tom in wooded parkland outside of Portland, Oregon, until authorities intervene and threaten their isolated idyll. Those survival skills are also the real deal. “We learned about what things you can find in the forest to eat,” McKenzie says. “How to camouflage yourself, how to listen to birds’ language, how to build shelters, and how to make fires.”
Comparisons to Granik’s other wilderness drama breakout star, Jennifer Lawrence in Winter’s Bone, may be ham-fisted since McKenzie’s style is all her own, but based simply on talent level, they’re much deserved. McKenzie goes toe-to-toe with the accomplished Foster and more than holds her own. Bringing her
Thirty years ago Heathers arrived into theatres across the world. A teen comedy unlike the ones John Hughes was churning out, Heathers had a dark heart, and with that it, in many ways, truly encapsulated the turmoil of high school. The story tells of Veronica Sawyer (Winona Ryder), a high school girl and member of the most powerful clique on campus – the Heathers. Her dream of becoming popular has been tainted by the Heathers’ cruelty, and when the new boy Jason Dean (Christian Slater) arrives, she sees a way out. Jd is not a fan of the high school class system and recruits Veronica into his mission, one which involves a string of murders dressed-up as suicides.
Earlier this year we sat down with director Michael Lehman, and one third of the Heathers, Lisanne Talk, to celebrate the grand occasion. However, given how great a film Heathers is,
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What's This TV Show About?
A Paramount Network black comedy anthology series, Heathers stars Grace Victoria Cox, James Scully, Melanie Field, Brendan Scannell, Jasmine Mathews, Drew Droege, Jesse Leigh, Romel De Silva, Deanna Cheng, Adwin Brown, Cameron Gellman, and Brett Cooper. Guest stars in the first season include Shannen Doherty, Selma Blair, and Casey Wilson. Based on the 1988 film starting Winona Ryder and Christian Slater, the story centers on Veronica Sawyer (Cox),
Based on the 1988 film, the dark comedy is set in the present day and follow Veronica Sawyer (Grace Victoria Cox), a girl dealing with her own group of vicious Heathers. The cast also includes Brendan Scannell, James Scully, Melanie Field, Jasmine Mathews, and original movie star Shannen Doherty.
Though it wasn’t the official finale — a tenth episode, which takes place at prom and wraps the story of Season 1, was banned from airing in the wake of the United States’ epidemic of in-school violence — it had all the makings of one. After accidentally stumbling on J.D.’s preparations to destroy the prom, Kurt became his latest victim, complete with a forged suicide note (this show’s favorite thing!
A Paramount Network black comedy, Heathers stars Grace Victoria Cox, James Scully, Melanie Field, Brendan Scannell, Jasmine Mathews, Drew Droege, Jesse Leigh, Romel De Silva, Deanna Cheng, Adwin Brown, Cameron Gellman, and Brett Cooper. Guest stars in
According to an individual with knowledge of the situation, the installments were pulled because the episodes featured active shooter training scenes in the storyline. A spokesperson for Paramount told TheWrap on Monday the decision was made “in deference to the Pittsburgh tragedy.”
The pair of episodes that were pulled from the network’s on-air lineup are currently available via VOD and the Paramount app and website for viewers.
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TheWrap has learned Monday’s episode, the season finale, will air as scheduled and that the sensitive storyline in the previous episodes doesn’t continue in tonight’s broadcasts.
The decision to yank the episodes disrupted the chronology of the series, which Paramount has been been airing in a binge style over the course of a week. The season finale, which had been previously edited to remove a storyline about a school being blown up, is still set to air Monday night on Paramount Network.
“Heathers” has had a tortuous path to the screen. Initially developed for TV Land before moving over to fellow Viacom cabler Paramount Network, the show was meant to serve as one of the early launch pads for the latter after it was rebranded from Spike. The show — a high-school drama loosely based on the feature film of the
The two episodes, per The Hollywood Reporter, included a storyline that featured the students undergoing active shooter training at their high school. Those episodes are still available to stream, though, on Paramount Network’s website and app and to watch on demand. Monday’s Season 1 finale — which only serves as the finale because the tenth episode was considered “too controversial” and was scrapped — will still air as scheduled at 10/9c.
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Sources tell Deadline the episodes were pulled because they featured a storyline involving high school students undergoing active shooter training. Tonight’s episode/finale will air as scheduled, according to the network.
Paramount Network had initially delayed the premiere of the series, based on the cult movie, and which contains violent scenes and tackles suicide, following the high school shooting in Parkland, Florida, that left 17 dead. That was followed by a decision to scrap the series amid attempts to find a new domestic home for the anthology. Earlier this month, the network announced it would air the series, which had undergone cuts, in a week-long marathon event beginning October 25 with all nine episodes also available for streaming on Paramount Network’s app and website.
The Viacom-owned cable network opted to pull the two installments that were scheduled to air Sunday following the Saturday synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh that left 11 dead. Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that the two episodes that were to air featured a storyline involving students at the school's central high school undergoing active shooter training. Saturday's episodes aired as scheduled. Monday's finale, which has been edited to remove sensitive storylines including the school being blown up, will also air as scheduled. Saturday'...
Ryder took time off from acting between the time of her arrest until 2005, when she appeared in a string of indie films. But her true comeback arrived in J.J. Abrams‘ 2009 “Star Trek” reboot as Spock’s human mother Amanda Grayson. These days, she is best known as single mother Joyce Byers, whose 12-year-old
The entire season of the dark comedy will be made available to stream on the Paramount Network app and website beginning Monday, Oct. 22. The show will also get a run on the linear network, airing two episodes back-to-back throughout the week.
However, the series will both air and stream without the planned 10th and final episode, which was originally supposed to depict the show’s high school being destroyed in an explosion. Instead, the last two episodes have been re-cut, with the ninth episode to serve as a cliffhanger ending.
“I am beyond excited that American audiences will finally get to see ‘Heathers,'” series creator and showrunner Jason Micallef said in a statement.
The Paramount Network is planning to release the first season of the show ahead of Halloween, but with edits. Beginning Oct. 25, the cable network will air two episodes a night until Oct. 29. The 10-episode series has been condensed down to nine, with certain scenes edited out . The finale will be followed by the premiere of a new Heather’s themed-episode of “Lip Sync Battle” with series stars Melanie Field and Brendan Scannell.
The entire series will also be made available for streaming on the network’s app and website beginning Oct. 22.
“I am beyond excited that American audiences will finally get to see ‘Heathers,'” said series showrunner Jason Micallef. “Obviously I wish fans could see the tenth episode but the producers and I felt strongly about not changing anything in it, and so, it’s been considered too controversial for U.
The high school satire, which contains violent scenes and tackles suicide, has undergone cuts, bringing the number of episodes from 10 to 9. The finale included the famous scene from the movie where the high school is blown up. It is no longer in the show, and I hear the final two episodes were combined to create a cliffhanger. In episode 5, the content in a first-person video game, originally featuring teachers holding guns, was also changed.
Heathers will premiere with two episodes on October 25, followed by two new episodes each night for five consecutive nights through Monday, October 29. The final episode will be followed by the premiere of a new Heathers-themed-episode of Lip Sync Battle with Melanie Field (Heather Chandler) and
Jason Micallef’s series adaptation of the ’80s cult classic was delayed and eventually scrapped by the fledgling Viacom network last month. Featuring suicides by several high school students and the destruction of a school building, the show was deemed too controversial to air on the ad-supported network in the weeks following the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. In a statement, the Viacom network said its decision to hit the pause button in the series was “right thing to do.”
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