The bad seed returnsa sequel to Lifetime’s 2018 remake, was supposed to premiere Monday, May 30, 2022, but we’ve learned that those plans have changed due to recent events.
Mckenna Grace (Ghostbusters in the afterlife) stars in the sequel, and she announced on Twitter this week that Lifetime made the decision to delay the film due to the horrific elementary school shooting in Uvalde, Texas. Grace tweets, “Following the recent tragedy in my home state of Texas, we have decided to delay the publication of The bad seed returns.”
“Life and everyone involved agrees,” the actress adds. “I don’t feel comfortable promoting the movie this week and we don’t think Monday is the right time to release it. I was in first grade when Sandy Hook came along…and I feel like that little has changed since then.
Grace continues in her statement this week: “If you have power, change something. If you can afford it, donate to the families of the victims of one of the recent shootings.
Following the recent tragedy in my home state of Texas, we have decided to delay the release of “The Bad Seed Returns”. @lifetimetv & everyone involved agrees. #Uvalde#Buffalo#LagunaWoods pic.twitter.com/5m1ms1OpXF
—Mckenna Grace (@MckennaGraceful) May 25, 2022
“After the murderous events that left his father (Rob Lowe) dead, 15-year-old Emma (Grace), a seemingly typical teenager, now lives with Aunt Angela (Michael Morgan) and sail in high school. But the darkness can only be hidden for so long, especially when Angela’s husband Robert (Benjamin Ayres) begins to suspect that Emma may not be as innocent as she seems, and a new girl at school seems to know Emma’s secrets. Left with no choice, Emma reverts to her old ways of taking care of her enemies by any means necessary. ”
Louise Archambault (Catastrophe, this life) directed. McKenna Grace co-wrote the screenplay with her father, Ross Burgeand the author of the 2018 film, Barbara Marshall (I wish).