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[04/16/24 - 10:49 AM]
Lifetime Announces New Original Movie "The Bad Orphan" Starring Betsy Brandt and Chloe Coco Chapman
Mark Taylor and Eve Edwards also star in the film.

[via press release from Lifetime]

LIFETIME GREENLIGHTS NEW MOVIE "THE BAD ORPHAN" A PSYCHOLOGICAL DRAMA EXECUTIVE PRODUCED BY AND STARRING BETSY BRANDT ALONGSIDE NEWCOMER CHLOE COCO CHAPMAN

LOS ANGELES, CA (April 16, 2024) - Lifetime has greenlit the new original movie The Bad Orphan, executive produced by and starring Betsy Brandt (Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul) and newcomer Chloe Coco Chapman in her first television role. Mark Taylor (Reacher) and Eve Edwards (The Good Doctor) also star. This fictional movie marks Brandt's return to Lifetime following her starring role in the Emmy-nominated movie, Flint. Currently in production, the movie will air as part of Lifetime's summer slate.

The psychological drama centers on Jessica (Brandt) and Karl (Taylor), loving parents to Rhiannon (Edwards), who after years of trying to add to their family are elated to adopt Gabby (Chapman), an 8-year-old orphan born with personal challenges. Their ideas of a perfect family come into question when they discover that Gabby is a troubled little girl, and the family begins to believe things aren't what they seem.

As the unsettling behavior of their "child" worsens and lies are uncovered, cracks in the family dynamic form with Jessica increasingly becoming concerned that adopted daughter Gabby is a threat to their family. Is Gabby just an innocent little girl? Or is there more to her story?

The Bad Orphan is produced for Lifetime by Neshama Entertainment in association with MarVista Entertainment. Keith Nietupski, Bonnie Zipursky, Larry Grimaldi, Hannah Pillemer and Fernando Szew executive produce for MarVista. Arnie Zipursky, Dayna Zipursky and Suzanne Berger executive produce for Neshama. Betsy Brandt is also an executive producer. Michelle Ouellet directs from a script written by Doris Egan.

Betsy Brandt is repped by Brandy Gold at TalentWorks, Patty Woo Management, and attorneys at Del Shaw Moonves.

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ABOUT LIFETIME

Celebrating 40 years of entertaining audiences, Lifetime is a premier entertainment destination for women dedicated to offering the highest quality original programming spanning award-winning movies, high-quality limited series and breakout non-fiction series and documentaries. Lifetime has an impressive legacy in public affairs, bringing attention to social issues that women care about with initiatives such as the long-running Stop Breast Cancer for Life, Stop Violence Against Women, and Broader Focus, a major global initiative dedicated to supporting and hiring female directors, writers and producers, including women of color, to make its content. Lifetime Television(R), LMN(R), Lifetime Real Women(R) and Lifetime Digital(TM) are part of Lifetime Entertainment Services, LLC, a subsidiary of A+E Networks. A+E Networks is a joint venture of the Disney-ABC Television Group and Hearst Corporation.





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