It turns out teen angst does have a body count: after months of back and forth and seemingly endless thinkpieces, Paramount has given it's divisive Heathers reboot the axe...well, the chainsaw. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the network will not move forward with the show, but will shop it to other networks.
Paramount president Steve Cox attribute the decision to the show's content, which hits too close to home post-Parkland. "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. This company can't be speaking out of both sides of its mouth, saying the youth movement is important for us and we've done all these wonderful things to support that and at the same time, we're putting on a show that we're not comfortable with. The combination of a high school show with these very dark moments didn't feel right."
According to reports, the entire 10-episode had already been completed and the writers had finished work on scripts for season two, which would have featured the same cast in a new setting: Marie Antoinette's 18th century court. Imagine someone saying, "What's your damage, Marie?"