Nia Sioux and Sherri Shepherd to Star in Lifetime Drama ‘Imperfect High’

Imperfect High (Credit: Lifetime)

Nia Sioux and Sherri Shepherd will take on the “substance abuse realities facing teens today,” in the new Lifetime movie Imperfect High.

The cable network announced details on the film Thursday, ahead of International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking on June 26.

A follow-up to 2015’s Perfect High, this latest project stars Sioux as Hanna Brooks, the new girl in town trying to find her place at Lakewood High School. The school body is still struggling with the trauma after a popular student overdosed a few years earlier. While dealing with an anxiety disorder, Hanna is caught in a relationship with two boys — a bad boy and a popular rich kid.

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Shepherd plays Hanna’s mother Deborah, who tries to save her from the dangerous situation she has put herself in.

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. 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.

The film marks a return to Lifetime for both actresses. Sioux, now 20, appeared on nearly 200 episodes of the unscripted reality series Dance Moms.

Shepherd starred in Lifetime’s first ever comedy series, Sherri, which ran for one season from October to December 2009. The series was loosely based on the comedian’s life.

Imperfect High premieres Saturday, Sept. 18 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.