Ahead of International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking on June 26, Lifetime announces the new movie, Imperfect High, starring Nia Sioux (Dance Moms) and Sherri Shepherd (Mr. Iglesias), following the substance abuse realities facing teens today and how it can become a family’s worst nightmare. The movie is a follow up to the 2015 hit Perfect High which starred Bella Thorne. Imperfect High premieres Saturday, September 18th at 8/7c.
Imperfect High is the story of Hanna Brooks (Sioux), the new girl in town who is looking to find her place and fit in at Lakewood High School, which was rocked a couple of years earlier by the shocking drug overdose of a popular student. Hanna suffers from an anxiety disorder and the move to a new school is especially stressful for her. While trying to fit in with the “it” crowd, she finds herself pulled between two boys – a bad boy with a heart of gold, and an alluring, popular rich kid who is not as straight of an arrow as he seems. Her relationship with them sweeps her into a dangerous situation that her mother Deborah (Shepherd) must fight to save her from. Ali Skovbye (Firefly Lane) also stars.
Imperfect High marks Sioux and Shepherd’s return to Lifetime. Previously, Sioux was one of the original cast members of the pop culture phenomenon series Dance Moms where she appeared on nearly 200 episodes of the show. Shepherd starred in Lifetime’s first ever comedy series, Sherri, loosely based on her life.
As part of the movie’s debut, Lifetime will share the hotline and resource information for SAMHSA – Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration – on air, and across the network’s social media platforms. Imperfect High is produced by Tina Pehme and Kim C. Roberts of Sepia Films for Lifetime. Sheri Singer is the executive producer, and Siobhan Devine directs from a script written by Anne-Marie Hess. The film reunites the producers and writer of Perfect High.