A&E and Lifetime Bringing New Horrors: Sea Change and A Midsummer’s Nightmare


The golden age of television horror keeps trotting along as both Lifetime and A&E have new horrors to unleash on the public!

Variety reports that Lifetime has ordered a two-hour pilot for supernatural drama “Sea Change,” based on the young adult novel by Aimee Friedman and adapted by Liz Sczudlo. Fernando Szew, Sharon Bordas, Lloyd Segan, Shawn Piller, and David MacLeod are exec producing for MarVista Entertainment.  Here’s the book’s synopsis:

Sixteen-year-old Miranda Merchant is great at science… and not so great with boys. After major drama with her boyfriend and (now ex) best friend, she’s happy to spend the summer on small, mysterious Selkie Island, helping her mother sort out her late grandmother’s estate. There, Miranda finds new friends and an island with a mysterious, mystical history, presenting her with facts her logical, scientific mind can’t make sense of. She also meets Leo, who challenges everything she thought she knew about boys, friendship… and reality.

“A Midsummer’s Nightmare,” from A+E Studios, is described as an adaptation of Shakespeare plays that are turned into contemporary horror mysteries. Each season would take on a different play, starting with “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Screenwriter Anthony Jaswinski is adapting “Midsummer” as a story that finds two young lovers on a getaway in the woods who wind up in a struggle to survive as friends arrive to lure them home.




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