LIFETIME Starts Production on The Pilot for “Sea Change”

Lifetime, MarVista and Pillar/Segan have begun production on the pilot for Sea Change (wt), a mystical drama, based on the popular YA novel by Aimee Friedman, that follows the story of Miranda Merchant. Miranda is a teenage girl who heads off in search of her estranged mother who she finds living on a seemingly idyllic island off the coast of New England. Miranda quickly learns about small-town life when she finds herself caught between the town’s residents and the island’s enchanting and mysterious legend of dangerous Seawalkers.  The production is filming in Nova Scotia through August.

Sea Change is a New York Times best seller which mines the rich lore of ancient legends to bring us an updated coming of age story.  After the death of her father, 17-year-old Miranda Merchant (newcomer, Emily Rudd) reluctantly arrives on the shores of Selkie Island to live with her estranged mother, Amelia (Maria Dizza, Orange is the New Black). As Miranda settles into island life, she finds herself torn between TJ (Keenan Tracey, Bates Motel), heir to one of the oldest Selkie families, and a mysterious bad boy, Leo (Skyler Maxon, Awkward), who is part of the island’s working class. Miranda soon learns about the Seawalkers, who, according to local legend, are half human and half sea creature, and she begins to believe that they could be real. As she uncovers more about her family’s past, Miranda makes a startling discovery.

Produced by MarVista Entertainment and Piller/Segan, Sea Change is Executive Produced by Fernando Szew (The Swap), Lloyd Segan (Greek), Shawn Piller (Greek), Sharon Bordas (A Deadly Adoption), David MacLeod (Haven) and Adam Fratto (Cleverman), Chris Grismer (The Originals) is executive producing and directing the pilot script, written by Liz Sczudlo (The Following).


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