'The Bad Seed Returns': 5 things you need to know about Lifetime thriller
'The Bad Seed' sequel stars Mckenna Grace as 15-year-old Emma, a seemingly typical teenaged girl who is anything but that
'The Bad Seed Returns', a follow-up to Lifetime's 2018 smash film, has been given the go-light for a new original film. Mckenna Grace ('Ghostbusters: Afterlife', 'Gifted'), who played alongside Rob Lowe in the first 'The Bad Seed' in 2018, reprises her role as "Emma" in the sequel, which she co-wrote with her father, Ross Burge. 'The Bad Seed' was based on William March's novel of the same name and Maxwell Anderson's play.
When does ‘The Bad Seed Returns' release and where can you watch it?
‘The Bad Seed Returns' will be released on Monday, May 30, at 8p/7c on Lifetime
What is ‘The Bad Seed Returns' all about?
According to Lifetime, the official synopsis is as follows: "The Bad Seed sequel stars Mckenna Grace as 15-year-old Emma, a seemingly typical teenaged girl who is anything but that. Set several years after the murderous events of the first movie which left her father (Rob Lowe) dead, Emma is now living with her aunt Angela and navigating high school. Angela’s husband begins to suspect that Emma may not be as innocent as she appears and suggests sending her off to boarding school. Meanwhile, a new girl at school seems to know Emma’s secrets, leaving Emma no choice but to slip back to her old ways and take care of her enemies by any means necessary."
Who stars in ‘The Bad Seed Returns'?
Mckenna Grace is a singer and actor. She made her professional acting debut at the age of six, playing Jasmine Bernstein in the Disney XD sitcom Crash & Bernstein (2012–2014) and Faith Newman in the serial opera The Young and the Restless (2013–2015). She was named one of the top 30 stars under the age of 18 by The Hollywood Reporter in 2018 and 2019. She is most recognized for her appearances as Mary Adler in Gifted in 2017 and Phoebe Spengler in Ghostbusters: Afterlife in 2021.
In 2021, she released her first single, "Haunted House."
Who are the showrunners?
The Wolper Organization and Front Street Productions are producing 'The Bad Seed' sequel for Lifetime. Mark Wolper , Mckenna Grace, Ross Burge, and Crystal Burge serve as executive producers. Barbara Marshall ('Girl in the Basement'), Grace, and Ross Burge wrote the script, The movie is directed by Louise Archambault