New Zealand drama series The Bad Seed, which is based on the books by bestselling author Charlotte Grimshaw, will receive its UK premiere on UKTV’s Alibi channel on Tuesday May 14th at 9pm, it has been announced.
The Bad Seed tells the story of Ford and Simon Lampton , two brothers from a family with a dark history. Simon has escaped his past to become a successful obstetrician, living in the best part of town with the seemingly perfect family. Older brother Ford, once estranged and still rough around the edges, is staying in the spare room and appears to be the only disruption to Simon’s controlled life.
But when Simon’s neighbour is murdered, the investigation draws the household into a hurricane of scandal. The five part drama, which was penned by Sarah-Kate Lynch and Joss King, is produced by South Pacific Pictures and stars Dean O’Gorman (Westside) and Matt Minto (Infini). The executive producers are Kelly Martin and Chris Bailey. Alibi acquired the series last month as part of two-series deal with international distributor All3Media International that also gave them UK rights to Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries spin-off Ms Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries. The deal was brokered by UKTV’s Acquisitions Manager Charlie Charalambous.