The episode will air almost a year after the high school named after Douglas was the site of a mass shooting that claimed the lives of 17 people (and injuring 17 more) in Parkland, Florida. In the months since, may of the surviving students have become outspoken advocates for gun control. Derek Waters, the creator of the Comedy Central series, sees a connection between those students and Douglas herself, explaining it was one of the main reasons he wanted to tell her story.
“I want people to know what she stood for, and that’s what those kids were taught,” Waters said to reporters during a press day at Viacom’s Los Angeles office earlier this month. “We should know why a school is called [after] her name.”