Lifetime is running a marathon of “Bad Mommy” movies today, building to the debut of Mommy’s Little Boy. The new film, starring One Life to Live‘s Bree Williamson, debuts on Saturday, March 18 at 8 p.m. ET. Read on for a preview of the film and to find out when it airs again.
The film stars Williamson as Briana Wilson, the mother of Eric (Peter DaCunha) and Max. When her favorite son Max drowns when Eric is unable to save him, he feels a terrible guilt. His mother spirals intro depression. Eric becomes friendly with the family of his baseball coach (Paul Popowich), just as his mother commits a murder. The 10-year-old helps in the cover-up and they hit the road, betraying the man who became his father figure.
“I was excited to play an alcoholic among all the other things that she is,” Williamson said of her role in an interview with Soaps In Depth. “It’s just the tip of the tip of the iceberg for this character. It’s not that she’s just an alcoholic, it’s also that she’s a horrible person.”
Mommy’s Little Boy, produced in Canada, was directed by Curtis Crawford, who also directed Mommy’s Little Girl for Lifetime. His other made-for-TV movie credits include Pregnant at 17, The Perfect Girlfriend, Killing Daddy, A Sister’s Revenge, A Nanny’s Revenge and My Mother’s Secret. He’s pretty much the go-to made-for-TV director when it comes to movies about family members committing crimes.
Writer Christine Conradt also penned Betrayed at 17, Mommy’s Little Murderer, Boyfriend Killer, Mommy’s Little Girl, A Nanny’s Revenge, Guilty at 17 and The Perfect Girlfriend.
PREMIERE DATE: Saturday, March 18, 2017
TIME: 8 p.m. ET
Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 12:02 a.m. ET
CHANNEL: Lifetime (To find out what channel Lifetime is for you, click here to go to TVGuide.com and change your provider under “TV Listings.”)
PLOT: “When ten-year-old Eric’s older brother Max drowns, Eric’s mother Briana takes the death of her favorite son especially hard and spirals into a dark depression. Eric, already haunted guilt over not saving Max and desperate for attention, begins spending time with the family of his baseball coach Michael. When, in a drunken rage, Briana commits a fatal crime, she decides to take Eric and hit the road. Discovering he’s about to be ripped away from his surrogate family, Eric takes a stand against his mother and enlists the help of the person he trusts most–Michael.”
Bree Williamson as Briana Wilson
Peter DaCunha as Eric Wilson
Paul Popowich as Michael Davis
Sebastian Pigott as Shane Reed
Natalie Lisinska as Sherry Davis
Allison Graham as Detective Jan Myers
Directed by Curtis Crawford
Written by Christine Conradt
Executive producers: Tom Berry, Neil Bregman, Pierre David
Production executive: Rocanne Boisvert
Associate Producers: Cinthia Burke, Andrew E. Pecs
Producers: Curtis Crawford, Donald M. Osborne
Production companies: NB Thrilling Films, Reel One Films