Lifetime Postpones Release Of McKenna Grace’s The Bad Seed Returns Due To Filming In Texas – Deadline

lifetime The bad seed returns The film’s sequel, scheduled for release this Monday, was postponed after the Texas elementary school shooting.

The film’s co-writer, executive producer and star Mckenna Grace, who reprises her role as Emma, ​​revealed the news on social media.

“Following the recent tragedy in my home state of Texas, we have decided to delay the release of ‘The Bad Seed Returns.’ Lifetime and everyone involved agree,” Grace wrote. “I don’t feel comfortable promoting the film this week and we don’t think Monday is the right time to release it.

She continued, “I was in first grade when Sandy Hook happened … and it feels like not much has changed since then. I remember my parents teaching me contingency plans for going to church or going to the movies.” You can read her full statement in the tweet below.

Lifetime confirmed the film will air later this year. The network also notified the television academy of the decision, as the film will not debut during the 2022 Emmys selection window, which ends May 31.

Grace co-wrote the screenplay for the film with her father, Ross Burge.

Rob Lowe and Grace starred in Lifetime’s the bad seed Written by Barbara Marshall and directed by Lowe, he reimagined the iconic 1956 psychological horror film based on the best-selling novel by William March and its stage adaptation by Maxwell Anderson.

In the sequel, Grace plays 15-year-old Emma, ​​a seemingly typical teenage girl who is anything but. A few years after the murderous events of the first film in which her father (Lowe) died, Emma is now living with her Aunt Angela and navigating to high school. Angela’s husband begins to suspect that Emma is not as innocent as she seems and suggests sending her to boarding school. Meanwhile, a new girl at school seems to know Emma’s secrets, leaving Emma with no choice but to revert to her old ways and take care of her enemies by any means necessary.

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Grace co-produced with her father Ross Burge, her mother Crystal Burge and Mark Wolper, who executive produced the film in 2018. The 2018 film’s writer Marshall also wrote on the sequel. Louise Archambault (disaster, this life) directed.

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