Nearly a year ago, Lifetime premiered Buried In Barstow. This movie stars Rizzoli & Isles alum Angie Harmon, and Hallmark fan-favorite Kristoffer Polaha.
Viewers fell in love with Hazel King and how she would do anything to protect her daughter! Most of all, there were a lot of cliffhangers at the end of the first movie. When will fans finally get some resolution?
Will There Be A Buried In Barstow Sequel?
Speaking to Charlotte Magazine, Angie Harmon revealed what is next for her movie series. Turns out, A&E is taking this golden kernel of a mama bear story and shopping other places to turn Buried In Barstow into a series. Moreover, Angie Harmon will continue to star and produce this new project.
More so, for the past year, they have been working on the script to turn this into a series.
Lifetime, who is a subsidiary of A&E will not be airing this series. Instead, it will be shopped to streamers like Peacock, Netflix, or Hulu.
Will Kristoffer Polaha Be Back For The Buried In Barstow Series?
One question fans may ask is that when this series is sold, will Kristoffer Polaha be back? We don’t have an answer to that. Yet, we do know that he signed a four-picture contract with Lifetime.
If and when this series is picked up by a streamer, there will be a new contract for each member of the cast. The only confirmed return is Angie Harmon.
However, when TV Shows Ace interviewed the Mystery 101 star, he did have some pretty wonderful things to say about Buried In Barstow.
Barstow was an awesome movie, Angie Harmon is an awesome actress and she played an unbelievably likable badass that a lot of people connected with. Every mother knows what it feels like to become a Mama Bear or a Mama Lion and wants to protect their family. Don’t mess with Mama!
And Howie Deutch did a masterful job directing it for a global audience. It was lightning in a bottle and this is not the last folks will see of Hazel King or the people in her world.
Whether Polaha, director Howard Deutch, or any of the other cast and crew of this fabulous movie return will likely be up to who picks up the series, and schedules. A series takes much longer to film than it did to film the OG.
Angie Harmon talks about the future of #BuriedInBarstow in this great Cameo! pic.twitter.com/1IjNiXMfEQ
— Georgia Makitalo (@georgiamakitalo) March 7, 2023
Angie Harmon Movie Viewership Was First For Lifetime
One interesting piece of information that should help get this new series sold is that Buried In Barstow had around 1.5 million viewers watching the premiere. This is better than most of Lifetime’s Christmas movies.
Moreover, this Angie Harmon-led movie brought more male viewers to Lifetime than any other show. This could be the biggest selling point to a big streamer.
Are you looking forward to a Buried In Barstow series? What do you think is necessary to make this movie into a series?
You must have loved working with Bruce McGill again!
Can’t wait to see this as a series, you’ve been off too long.