Lifetime continues to cultivate its genre offerings with a new remake of The Bad Seed. THR reports that the network has put into development a remake of William March’s novel.
From Warner Horizon Television, the drama centers on Kate, described as the perfect modern woman — a successful working wife and mother, always seeking to give the best life to her daughter. She is confronted with one problem she can’t overcome: Her daughter is a relentless, murdering sociopath whose viciousness is matched only by her brilliance. Will Kate be able to learn the truth before it’s too late?
Published in 1954, the book was adapted into the 1956 horror thriller starring Nancy Kelly, Patty McCormack, Henry Jonesm and Eileen Heckart. It earned Kelly, Heckart, and McCormack Academy Award nominations. The property was subsequently turned into a play of the same name by Maxwell Anderson, and in 1985 ABC remade it for television with Blair Brown, Lynn Redgrave, David Carradine, Carrie Welles, Richard Kiley, Chad Allen, and Christa Denton starring.