THE BAD SEED RETURNS (2022) Lifetime thriller delayed due to Texas mass shooting


The Bad Seed Returns was due to premiere on Memorial Day, May 30, 2022. However, the Lifetime movie release has been delayed.

Star Mckenna Grace has confirmed on Twitter that Lifetime has made the decision to delay the movie due to the recent shocking elementary school shooting in Uvalde, Texas. Grace tweets, “In the wake of the recent tragedy in my home state of Texas, we have decided to delay the release of The Bad Seed Returns.”

She added: “Lifetime & everyone involved are in agreement. I don’t feel comfortable promoting the film this week and we don’t think Monday is the right time to release it. I was in first grade when Sandy Hook happened… and it feels like not much has changed since then.”

Grace continues: “If you have power, change something. If you have the means, donate to the victims’ families of any of the recent shootings.”

You can donate to the families of the Uvalde, Texas victims here


The Bad Seed Returns is a 2022 American psycho-thriller film about a teenage girl who murders anyone she feels threatened by;  it is a sequel to The Bad Seed (2018).

Directed by Louise Archambault (Merci pour tout; And the Birds Rained Down) from a screenplay co-written by Ross Burge, Mckenna Grace and Barbara Marshall based on a play by Maxwell Anderson and a novel by William March. Produced by Charles Cooper.

The movie stars Mckenna Grace (Scoob!: Holiday Haunt; Ghostbusters: Afterlife; Malignant; Annabelle Comes Home), Rob Lowe (Monster Trucks), Michelle Morgan, Patty McCormack, Benjamin Ayres and Alexander Molony.

After the murderous events that left her father (Rob Lowe) dead, fifteen-year-old Emma (Mckenna Grace), a seemingly typical teenage girl, is now living with aunt Angela (Michelle Morgan) and navigating high school.

However, the darkness can only be hidden for so long, especially when Angela’s husband Robert (Benjamin Ayres) begins to suspect Emma may not be as innocent as she appears, and a new girl at school seems to know Emma’s secrets from the past. Left with no choice, Emma slips back to her old ways to take care of her enemies by any means necessary…

The Bad Seed Returns was due to premiere on the Lifetime channel on Memorial Day, May 30, 2022.

Cast and characters:
Mckenna Grace … Emma
Rob Lowe
Michelle Morgan … Angela
Patty McCormack … Doctor March
Benjamin Ayres … Robert Costa
Alexander Molony … Victor
Mila Jones … Young Emma
Nevis Unipan … Lara
Lia Frankland … Sarah
Chris Shields … Sheriff Peterson
Doron Bell … Ronnie George
Bronwen Smith … Social Worker
Ella Dixon … Kat
Lily Kincade … School teenager
Ema Mlinar … Student Signing
Eh Bee Family
Darrell Duane … DD
Marlee Walchuk … Cora
Brian O’Connor … Sheriff

Filming locations:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Filming dates:
November 25, 2021, to December 17, 2021

Working title:
The Bad Seed: Emma’s Revenge


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