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The Bad Seed

Dean O’Gorman and Matt Minto lead an all-star cast in TVNZ 1’s gripping new psychological thriller.

Based on the books by award-winning New Zealand author Charlotte Grimshaw, The Bad Seed tells the story of two brothers from the same dysfunctional family who have raised themselves up from the desperate days of their early childhood.

Simon Lampton (Minto) has escaped his past to become a successful obstetrician living in the best part of town with the perfect family.

Older brother Ford (O’Gorman), once estranged and still rough around the edges, is staying in the spare room and appears to be the only outward disruption to Simon’s controlled life.

But when the Lamptons' neighbour is brutally murdered, the routine investigation draws the household into a hurricane of scandal that threatens to change Simon and Fords’ lives forever.

Madeleine Sami (The Breaker Upperers, Sione’s Wedding), Vinnie Bennett (Human Traces), Xavier Horan (Westside, 6 Days), Chelsie Preston Crayford (Home by Christmas, Ash vs Evil Dead), Jodie Hillock (The Inland Road), Amanda Billing (Shortland Street), Michelle Langstone (800 Words, McLeod’s Daughters), Glen Levy (Westside) and Calvin Tuteao (Nights in the Garden of Spain, The Deadlands) make up the incredible ensemble cast in this sinister story of lies and destruction.

The Bad Seed has been adapted for television by popular New Zealand author and magazine columnist, Sarah-Kate Lynch and is funded by New Zealand on Air.

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