The Bad Seed is sprouting anew.
Lifetime this week announced a sequel to its 2018 original film The Bad Seed, as reported by Deadline, and teenage genre veteran Mckenna Grace will reprise her role as Emma in the new movie.
Grace also wrote the screenplay with her father, Ross Burge, and the original movie’s author, Barbara Marshall.
The original film–which starred Grace and Rob Lowe (who also directed)–remade the 1956 movie that drew inspiration from William March’s bestseller and its stage adaptation by Maxwell Anderson.
In this sequel to The Bad Seed–set several years after the events of the first film which left her father dead–Grace plays 15-year-old Emma, who is now living with her aunt and trying to navigate high school.
Her aunt’s husband suspects that Emma may not be as innocent as she seems and suggests sending her to boarding school. At the same time, a new girl at school “seems to know Emma’s secrets, leaving Emma no choice but to slip back into her old ways–and take care of her enemies by any means necessary,” according to the official synopsis.
The sequel–currently being shot in Vancouver by director Louise Archambault (Catastrophe)–is slated to debut sometime next year. The film has Grace, Ross and Crystal Burge and Mark Wolper on board as executive producers.
Grace–who will be seen in the upcoming Ghostbusters: Afterlife–has also appeared in The Haunting of Hill House, Malignant and Annabelle Comes Home.
Keep reading Horror News Network for the latest on this sequel to The Bad Seed.