The cast of Heathers.

Paramount Network have released a statement, erring on the side of sensitivity.

"The series is a satirical comedy that takes creative risks, dealing with many of society's challenging subjects ranging from personal identity to race, socio-economic status to gun violence.

"While we stand firmly behind the show, in light of the recent tragic events in Florida and out of respect for the victims and their loved ones, we feel the right thing to do is delay the premiere."

Heathers was set to launch Thursday 7 March, but will instead go to air later this year.