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“The Bad Seed Returns” Premieres Mon, May 30 on Lifetime

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The Bad Seed Returns premieres on Memorial Day, Monday, May 30 @ 8PM/7c on Lifetime. 

Mckenna Grace (Ghostbusters: Afterlife, The Handmaids Tale) returns to lead the sequel to Rob Lowe’s 2018 film The Bad Seed, as Emma, who, following the death of her father, is now living a regular life with her aunt, but her dark ominous actions can only be masked for so long.

Grace and her father, Ross Burge, devised the story and co-wrote the script. Grace executive produced the picture with her parents, Ross and Crystal Burge, in a real family affair. Barbara Marshall, who also wrote on the project, returns to executive produce alongside Mark Wolper.

Emma, a seemingly average teenaged girl, is now living with her aunt Angela (Michelle Morgan) and navigating high school after the violent events that left her father (Rob Lowe) dead. But the darkness can only be buried for so long, especially when Angela’s husband Robert (Benjamin Ayers) suspects Emma isn’t as innocent as she appears, and a new girl at school, Kat (Ella Dixon), appears to know Emma’s prior secrets. When she doesn’t have a choice, Emma reverts to her old ways of dealing with her foes by any means required.

Patty McCormack, who won an Academy Award and was nominated for a Golden Globe for her portrayal as Emma’s therapist Dr. March in the 1956 version of The Bad Seed, returns.

The Bad Seed Returns is produced for Lifetime by The Wolper Organization, Horizon Scripted Television Inc., and Front Street Productions. Mark Wolper (Bates Motel, Roots) serves as executive producer along with Mckenna Grace, Ross Burge, Crystal Burge, and Barbara Marshall. Louise Archambault (Catastrophe, This Life) directed from a script written by McKenna Grace, Ross Burge, and Barbara Marshall.

The Bad Seed was based on the novel of the same name by William March and the play by Maxwell Anderson.