‘The Bad Seed Returns’ Pushed Back In Light Of Texas Shooting

by Thomas Tuna

It just wouldn’t have been the right time.

Lifetime has delayed the premiere of The Bad Seed Returns in the wake of this week’s horrific massacre at an elementary school in Texas, according to a report in Variety.

The sequel to 2018’s horror film The Bad Seed was scheduled to debut next Monday, Memorial Day, but its 15-year-old star–Mckenna Grace–said she did not feel promoting the film at this time was a wise decision. Lifetime said the movie will now premiere later this year.

Grace–a Texas native–tweeted that, given the recent tragedy, “we have decided to delay the release of The Bad Seed Returns. Everyone is in agreement. I was in first grade when Sandy Hook happened, and it feels like not much has changed since then.”

Grace–who also appeared in last year’s Ghostbusters: Afterlife–developed the story for the sequel and co-wrote the screenplay with her father Ross Burge. The father-daughter team also serve as executive producers, along with Grace’s mother Crystal, Mark Wolper and Barbara Marshall.

The Bad Seed Returns–directed by Rob Lowe–follows Emma (Grace) “after she causes the death of her father (Lowe). She is now living a normal life with her aunt–but her dark, sinister behavior can only be hidden for so long.”

Keep reading Horror News Network for the latest on The Bad Seed Returns on Lifetime.


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