Upcoming DVD Releases





COMING ON 8/16:
• Heartland – The Complete 14th Season (eOne/Universal Canada)
CA$30.99 SRP DVD

EXTRAS: Season 14; Graham Wardle’s Departure; The Horses of Heartland; Production During the Pandemic; Amber, Graham and the Cast; Graham’s Favorite Moments; The Future
—–While some journeys end, others are just beginning. Season 14 of Heartland find horses healing Amy (Amber Marshall) as much as Amy heals horses. While Amy struggles with a life-changing challenge, the entire town of Hudson will have to deal with an unexpected disaster that threatens to derail Lou’s (Michelle Morgan) first term as mayor. But the family will pull through together and be stronger as a result. Family is courage, and times change. 3-disc set.

COMING ON 9/13:
• The Six Million Dollar Man – The Complete Series (Universal)
$98.99 SRP DVD

EXTRAS: All Three Pilot Movies (“The Moon and the Desert”; “Wine, Women and War”; “The Solid Gold Kidnapping”); Real Bionics; An Iconic Opening; Season 1 VIPs: A celebration of The Six Million Dollar Man Guest Stars; OSI Mission Debriefing: Executive Producer Harve Bennett; Interactive Bonus Feature: Bionic Breakdown; Audio Commentary by Writer Kenneth Johnson: The Bionic Woman; Audio Commentary by Writer Kenneth Johnson: The Bionic Woman – Part II; Featurette – The Bionic Sound Effects; Season 2 VIPS: A Celebration of The Six Million Dollar Man Guest Stars; The Blue Flash Audio Commentary by Director Cliff Bole ; The Bionic Women: Welcome Home, Jamie; The Bionic Woman: Welcome Home, Jamie – Part II; The Secret of Bigfoot Audio Commentary by Writer/Producer Kenneth Johnson; The Secret of Bigfoot – Part II Audio Commentary by Writer/Producer Kenneth Johnson ; Bonus Episode: The Bionic Woman: Kill Oscar; Bonus Episode: The Bionic Woman: Kill Oscar – Part III; Audio Commentary by Director Cliff Bole: Vulture of the Andes; All Three Reunion Movies (“The Return of the Six Million Dollar Man and the Bionic Woman”; “Bionic Showdown”; “Bionic Ever After?”)
—–“Gentlemen, we have the technology. We can rebuild him.” Lee Majors stars as Steve Austin, a U.S. astronaut grievously injured in the crash of an experimental aircraft. His shattered body is rebuilt with the help of OSI, a secret operative organization using bionic, atomic-powered technology that propels him at speeds of 60 mph, giving him the ability to overturn massive objects. Now under the watchful eye of OSI director Oscar Goldman (Richard Anderson), Austin uses his powers to fight international villains, mad scientists, and alien monsters in highly classified missions. Guest starring popular fan favorites such as Farrah Fawcett, Lindsay Wagner, and Louis Gossett, Jr., each thrilling episode in The Six Million Dollar Man: The Complete Series will leave you breathless watching one of the greatest superhero TV shows of the 1970’s.
NOTE: this is the same 33-disc set on DVD format that was released in 2015, being re-offered by Universal once again for fans who missed purchasing it – or 2010’s original Time Life limited edition DVD release – in the past (and for those who can’t use the version Shout! Factory released on Blu-ray Disc format for the first time a few weeks ago, in mid-July)

• Flowers In The Attic: The Origin – Limited Series (Lionsgate)
$19.98 SRP DVD

—–Based on the prequel novel GARDEN OF THE SHADOWS by Andrew Neiderman, FLOWERS IN THE ATTIC: THE ORIGIN chronicles the harrowing backstory of Olivia Winfield (Jemima Rooper) as she is wooed by the debonair Malcolm Foxworth (Max Irons). After a whirlwind romance, Olivia discovers the twisted truths lurking inside Foxworth Hall, and the fairytale life she expected becomes a nightmare…one that leads to her notorious decision to lock her grandchildren in the attic. Featuring a stellar cast that includes Kelsey Grammer, Harry Hamlin, Kate Mulgrew, Paul Wesley, Alana Boden, Hannah Dodd, T’Shan Williams, and Callum Kerr, this chilling 4-part limited series reveals the transformative power of true evil. 2-disc set.

• Guilt – Season 2 (PBS)
$34.99 SRP DVD

—–In the cellar of an Edinburgh house, two gunshots ring out. Across town, disgraced lawyer Max McCall (Mark Bonnar, Catastrophe) is released from prison. For the Leith area of Edinburgh, a bright new future is being promised. These events will entwine characters old and new, as they battle the consequences of their actions amidst shocking new developments. 2-disc set.

• Eli Roth’s History of Horror – Season 3 (RLJ/Image)
$34.97 SRP DVD; $34.97 SRP Blu-ray

—–Award-winning horror film director, writer, producer and actor Eli Roth brings together the masters of horror – the storytellers and stars who define the genre – to explore its biggest themes and reveal the inspirations and struggles behind its past and present. Each one-hour episode will take viewers on a chilling exploration of how horror has evolved through the years and examine the genre’s impact on society as well as delving into how horror maintains its fan base and why audiences are addicted to fear. Season 3 of Eli Roth’s History of Horror continues with its winning combination of insightful interviews with masterfully-edited clips from films that have seared themselves into popular culture, framed through sub-genres that speak to the moment. 2-disc set in either format.

• London Kills – Series 3 (RLJ/Acorn)
$39.99 SRP DVD

—–“One of Britain’s most thrilling series” (Entertainment Weekly) returns as the elite squad of detectives begin investigating a string of murders with links to the police force. Could the killer be a fellow officer? The case has deeply personal ramifications for the team led by DI David Bradford (Hugo Speer, Father Brown), involving DS Vivienne Cole’s (Sharon Small, The Inspector Lynley Mysteries) ex-husband and threats to DC Rob Brady’s (Bailey Patrick, Bridgerton) family. As they try to discover if a murderer lurks among their ranks, the detectives also investigate the death of a schoolboy that could be connected to a girl’s suicide, a widow who somewhat suspiciously refuses to grieve, and the fatal attack on a locksmith that harks back to the manslaughter of Trainee DC Billie Fitzgerald’s (Tori Allen-Martin, Unforgotten) father a decade earlier. 2-disc set.

• Wilbur’s Conspiracy Theories – Season 1 (WowNow Ent.)
$29.95 SRP DVD

—–Welcome to Wilbur’s Weird And Wacky World! Where the latest x-files and conspiracy theories are blown open and made simple. From UFOs to government coverups and beyond, Wilbur is shining light on a dark web of lies! Single-disc title.

COMING ON 9/20:
• Ultra City Smiths – Season 1 (RLJ/Image)
$29.99 SRP DVD

—–The Ultra City Smiths story unfolds via the stop-motion animation of baby dolls repurposed as a grown-up cast of characters. The series hinges on an investigation into the mysterious disappearance of fictional metropolis Ultra City’s most famous magnate (Kurtwood Smith). Two intrepid detectives (Jimmi Simpson and Da’Vine Joy Randolph) follow the case, rallying to fight against their city’s dangerous corruption, at a high cost to themselves and their families, all in pursuit of a gentler place to call home.

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COMING ON 9/27:
• Krypto the Superdog – The Complete Series (Warner)
$44.98 SRP DVD

—–Krypto the Superdog follows the adventures of the title character – Superman’s beloved pooch – who also acquires the powers afforded his original Earthbound master. Alongside allies like Ace The Bat-Hound and Streaky the Supercat, Krypto fights the forces of evil, which include the animal companions of Lex Luthor and Catwoman. Sam Vincent (Ninjago, Sausage Party) voiced the title character to lead the robust cast that included Brian Drummond (Monster Beach) as Streaky, Scott McNeil (X-Men: Evolution) as Ace the Bat-Hound, Alberto Ghisi (Trick ‘r Treat) as Kevin Whitney, Tabita St. Germain (My Little Pony franchise) as Andrea, Terry Klassen (Dragon Ball Z) as Tusky Husky, Ellen Kennedy (Polly Pocket) as Brainy Barker, Michael Dobson (The Deep) as Bulldog. Additional cast members included Peter Kelamis (Beyond, Riverdale) as Tail Terrier, Mark Oliver (Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitsu) as Mechanikat, Trevor Devall (He-Man and the Masters of the Universe) as Hot Dog, and Nicole Bouma (Powerpuff Girls Z) as Snooky Wookums. 5-disc set.
NOTE: this title was originally announced for release on August 2nd, but has been delayed until September 27th

COMING ON 10/4:
• Bel-Air – Season 1 (Universal)
$24.98 SRP DVD

—–Set in modern-day America, Bel-Air imagines the beloved sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air through a new, dramatic take on Will’s complicated journey from the streets of West Philadelphia to the gated mansions of Bel-Air. As these two worlds collide, Will reckons with the power of second chances while navigating the conflicts, emotions, and biases of a world far different from the only one he’s ever known. Executive produced by Will Smith, and inspired by Morgan Cooper’s viral trailer that reimagined the iconic, culture-defining ’90s sitcom, Bel-Air takes a fresh and raw approach to this world of swagger, style, and aspiration while exploring Will’s complex journey through a current lens. The series features an ensemble cast that introduces Jabari Banks as Will and a creative team that includes Cooper, who serves as director, co-writer, and executive producer, and co-showrunners and executive producers T.J. Brady and Rasheed Newson. 3-disc set.

• Mr. Mayor – The Complete Series (Universal)
$24.98 SRP DVD

EXTRAS: Mr. Mayor’s Magical L.A. Christmas
—–Mayor Neil Bremer (Ted Danson) serves the great city of Los Angeles in Mr. Mayor, the hit workplace comedy from executive producers Tina Fey and Robert Carlock. In this complete series set, Mayor Bremer has his work cut out for him at city hall as he tries to do right by the city that elected him and be a good father to his teenage daughter Orly (Kyla Kenedy). Luckily for Neil, he has a dedicated team of witty civil servants to keep him on track, including Deputy Mayor Arpi Meskimen (Holly Hunter), Chief of Staff Mikaela Shaw (Vella Lovell), Chief Strategist Tommy Tomás (Mike Cabellon) and Communications Director Jayden Kwapis (Bobby Moynihan). 2-disc set.

• Marineland Carnival with The Munsters TV Cast (MPI)
$19.98 SRP DVD

—–TV’S FAVORITE FAMILY OF FRIGHT RETURNS WITH RARE SHOWS! The Munsters of Mockingbird Lane thrilled audiences of all ages with the weekly spooky comedy series when it originally aired in the 1960s, and then through decades of reruns. Now, for the first time, long-lost television appearances of the cast – Fred Gwynne (Herman), Yvonne De Carlo (Lily), Al Lewis (Grandpa), Pat Priest (Marilyn), and Butch Patrick (Eddie) – are available to be enjoyed again in this historical (and hysterical) collection. MARINELAND CARNIVAL & MORE LOST TREASURES WITH THE MUNSTERS TV SHOW CAST MEMBERS includes the hour-long Marineland Carnival 1965 special starring the Munsters, a 1966 full-color Munsters-themed “episode” with Fred Gwynne as Herman on The Danny Kaye Show, additional rare skits, and vintage talk show interviews with The Munsters TV stars, an all-new featurette (Munster Memories) with Butch Patrick, hit music from the New Christy Minstrels, guest appearances by Edie Adams, Joey Bishop and more delights. Single-disc title.

COMING ON 10/25:
• When Calls The Heart – Year 9 (Shout!)
$26.98 SRP DVD

—–From celebrated author Janette Oke (the Love Comes Softly series) comes a rigorous and romantic adventure as epic as the wide frontier. Erin Krakow (Army Wives), Jack Wagner (Melrose Place), Pascale Hutton (Flashpoint), and Kevin McGarry (Heartland) star in When Calls The Heart, a beautiful story filled with “many of the values we all hold precious such as love, family, friendship, community, faith and caring about one another” (Military Press)! Return to Hope Valley with this six-movie collection from When Calls The Heart’s ninth season! Join schoolteacher Elizabeth Thornton (Krakow) and the kind and loving citizens of your favorite frontier town as they navigate the highs and lows of romance, friendship, and the progress that comes with the changing times they face. 3-disc set.

COMING ON 11/1:
• Death in Paradise – Season 11 (BBC)
$39.99 SRP DVD

—–The sun-soaked, smash-hit whodunnit returns for more murder mysteries with a light touch and a warm heart. DI Neville Parker has more crimes to solve on the blissful island of Saint Marie, while also dealing with the emotional complications of working at close quarters with DS Florence Cassell. With the help of new recruits Naomi and Darlene, the team face some of their toughest cases ever. From a mysterious kidnapping gone awry to a skydiver stabbed in mid-air, things aren’t getting any easier for Neville and the team. Meanwhile, Florence faces her toughest challenge yet when she is tasked to go undercover with a ruthless criminal organisation, and Selwyn’s world is turned upside down when he encounters a face from his past. Also featuring the return of Officer Dwayne Myers in the show’s first ever feature-length Christmas Special, the eleventh series continues to provide its unique blend of mystery, murder, and sunshine. 3-disc set.

COMING ON 11/8:
• Miss Scarlet & the Duke – The Complete 2nd Season (PBS)
$34.99 SRP DVD

—–It’s a few months after the end of Season One. Eliza Scarlet (Kate Phillips, Peaky Blinders) has solved her father’s murder while her relationship with Inspector William Wellington (Stuart Martin, Jamestown), aka the Duke, continues to slowly simmer. But Eliza continues to face the challenges of being a professional woman in male-dominated Victorian London. 2-disc set.



Lifetime Announces “Flowers in the Attic: The Origin” Official July Airdates





Lifetime Announces “Flowers in the Attic: The Origin” Official July Airdates and ATX TV Festival World Premiere
The limited series airs consecutively over four weeks, starting at 8:00/7:00c on Saturday, July 9 and concluding on July 30.
[via press release from Lifetime]
WORLD PREMIERE OF “FLOWERS IN THE ATTIC: THE ORIGIN” SET FOR JUNE 5 AS FINALE EVENT FOR ATX TV FESTIVAL

LIFETIME TO PREMIERE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED PREQUEL LIMITED SERIES BEGINNING JULY 9

SERIES STARS JEMIMA ROOPER, MAX IRONS, KELSEY GRAMMER, HARRY HAMLIN, KATE MULGREW, PAUL WESLEY, T’SHAN WILLIAMS, ALANA BODEN, HANNAH DODD, CALLUM KERR, LUKE FETHERSTON, BUCK BRAITHWAITE

LOS ANGELES, CA (April 8, 2022) – Lifetime, the exclusive home of movies inspired by books from best-selling author V.C. Andrews, announces the premiere dates for the prequel limited series Flowers in the Attic: The Origin. The limited series airs consecutively over four weeks, starting at 8/7c on Saturday, July 9 and concluding on July 30. The world premiere of the miniseries will take place as the finale event of the ATX TV Festival in Austin, Texas on June 5. The premium series stars Jemima Rooper (Gold Digger) as Olivia Winfield Foxworth and Max Irons (Condor) as Malcolm Foxworth, parents to Corinne Foxworth and grandparents to Cathy and Chris Dollanganger. The star-studded cast for the four-part series event also includes Tony(R) Award winner, three-time Golden Globe winner and five-time Primetime Emmy Award winner Kelsey Grammer (Frasier), four-time Golden Globe nominee and Primetime Emmy nominee Harry Hamlin (Mad Men), People’s Choice Award nominee Paul Wesley (The Vampire Diaries), Golden Globe and Primetime Emmy Award nominated and Critics’ Choice Television Award winner Kate Mulgrew (Orange is the New Black), Critics’ Choice nominee Alana Boden (I Am Elizabeth Smart), Hannah Dodd (Harlots), T’Shan Williams (The Color Purple), Callum Kerr (Four Weddings and a Funeral), Luke Fetherston (Pandora) and Buck Braithwaite.

One of the most popular authors of all time, V.C. Andrews launched a pop culture sensation with the gothic tale Flowers in the Attic. Flowers in the Attic: The Origin peels back the curtain to reveal the twisted origin and dark secrets of the Foxworth family. Lifetime recently announced the acquisition of rights and licenses to the entire V.C. Andrews catalog, including all new releases. Gallery Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, recently released the newest V.C. Andrews novel, Becoming My Sister, out now.

Flowers in the Attic: The Origin tells the story of the headstrong and determined Olivia Winfield (Rooper) who is working alongside her beloved father, Mr. Winfield (Hamlin), when she finds herself unexpectedly wooed by one of the nation’s most eligible bachelors, Malcolm Foxworth (Irons). After a whirlwind romance, Olivia finds herself as the mistress of the imposing Foxworth Hall, where she soon discovers that the fairytale life she expected has quickly become a nightmare. Under Malcolm’s debonair exterior lies a dark heart, and a twisted evil lurks inside Foxworth Hall that will threaten Olivia’s happiness and that of her children. Her attempts to keep them all safe ultimately push Olivia to become to most terrifying version of herself, leading to her inevitable – and notorious – decision to lock her grandchildren in the attic…
Part 1, airing July 9 at 8/7c, introduces Olivia Winfield as she gives up her career, her home, and her name to become Mrs. Malcolm Foxworth, the wife of the nation’s richest man. Leaving behind her father, when she arrives at her new home, Olivia soon realizes that life at Foxworth Hall is far from the fairytale she imagined it would be and begins to question the choices that led her down this path of eventual destruction.

Part 2, airing July 16 at 8/7c: As Olivia and Malcolm’s family grows in unexpected and questionable ways, she is committed to giving them a childhood full of joy and safety, no matter the cost. However, her efforts prove to be futile as she battles the evils of Foxworth Hall, and her husband’s twisted obsession over a family secret severs their relationship even further.

Part 3, airing July 23 at 8/7c: After a devastating and unimaginable loss that will haunt her for the rest of time, Olivia finds both her son and daughter in forbidden relationships. She opposes their unions, but as she tries to hold on, more destruction finds her and pushes her further to her breaking point. Finally, blood is on her hands as an old foe’s fate waits to be revealed.

Part 4, airing July 30 at 8/7c: After losing all her children due to tragedy and tension, Olivia’s newfound religious beliefs instilled in her by her cousin, and her desire to wreck vengeance on those around her, drives her to become the most notorious and terrifying version of herself; a woman capable of locking her grandchildren in the attic upon the return of her daughter after tragedy strikes the family once again…

Dodd stars as Olivia’s daughter, Corinne; while Williams takes on the role Foxworth Hall’s longtime staff member and Olivia’s observant housekeeper, Nella Jennings. Mulgrew plays Mrs. Steiner, Malcolm’s loyal house manager and head of the Foxworth Hall staff. Grammer portrays Malcolm’s illustrious father Garland Foxworth, who is married to new wife Alicia, played by Boden. Wesley stars as John Amos, Olivia’s cousin whose revelations change her life forever. Callum Kerr stars as Christopher, a close relative of the Foxworth family whose life will be eternally intertwined with Corinne’s from the moment they set eyes on each other. Luke Fetherston and Buck Braithwaite star as Malcolm and Olivia’s sons Joel Foxworth and Mal Foxworth, respectively. Additional talent starring in the four-part miniseries event includes Jordan Peters, Evelyn Miller, Rawdat Quadri, Emmanuel Ogunjinmi, David Witts, Carla Woodcock, and Peter Bramhill.

Additionally, Lifetime will have 14 titles from the V.C. Andrews movie collection available on demand and TV Everywhere platforms starting 6/1 through 8/31. Titles are also currently available on Lifetime Movie Club and for two weeks from 6/17 – 6/30, FAST Channel Movie Favorites By Lifetime will feature the full V.C. Andrews Library. Available titles include Dark Angel, Fallen Hearts, Gates of Paradise, Web of Dreams, Heaven, Flowers in the Attic, Petals in the Wind, Seeds of Yesterday, If There Be Thorns, My Sweet Audrina, Ruby, Pearl in the Mist, All That Glitters and Hidden Jewel.

Flowers in the Attic: The Origin is an A+E Studios production in association with Sutton St. Productions and CBS Studios. Paul Sciarrotta serves as executive producer. Jennie Snyder Urman and Joanna Klein serve as executive producers for Sutton St. Productions and CBS Studios. Zoë Rocha serves as executive producer for RubyRock Pictures, Gary Pearl executive produces for Aquarius Content and Dan Angel executive produces. Declan O’Dwyer also executive produces and directed part one and part two of the miniseries. Robin Sheppard serves as director for parts three and four. Scripts are from executive producer Paul Sciarrotta, as well as Amy Rardin and Conner Good. Flowers in the Attic: The Origin is based on the prequel novel, Garden of Shadows by Andrew Neiderman. The miniseries was made with support of the Romanian Government.

Andrew Neiderman has carried the V.C. Andrews franchise for the past 35 years, making him one of the most prolific ghostwriters in history. V.C. Andrews is one of the longest, consistently published book franchises in American publishing history with more than 40 years of novels, 107 million copies sold worldwide, and a cult following. V.C. Andrews’s novels have been adapted into over 19 films, 18 by A+E alone, with more in development.

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ABOUT CBS STUDIOS

A division of ViacomCBS, CBS Studios is one of the world’s leading suppliers of entertainment programming, with more than 70 series currently in production for broadcast and cable networks, streaming services and other emerging platforms. The Studio’s expansive portfolio spans a diverse slate of commercially successful and critically acclaimed scripted programming, as well as genre-defining franchises such as the ever-growing “Star Trek” universe, award-winning late night and daytime talk shows, and an extensive library of iconic intellectual property.

ABOUT A+E STUDIOS

Launched in 2013, A+E Studios is the award-winning studio unit of the global media company A+E Networks, LLC. A+E Studios is an industry leader in the creation, production, and distribution of high-quality scripted entertainment across all linear and non-linear platforms. A+E Studios serves as a primary scripted programming supplier for the A+E Networks portfolio. A+E Studio’s slate of programming consists of scripted series, event series, and movies. A+E Studios produced titles include the hit drama series “Big Sky” from David E. Kelley for ABC, Peabody Award-winning “UnREAL,” “Project Blue Book” and the Emmy-nominated event miniseries “Roots” for The HISTORY Channel, the animated drama series “The Liberator” for Netflix, the drama series “Reprisal” from Warren Littlefield for Hulu, as well as “YOU” from Berlanti Productions and Alloy Entertainment with Warner Horizon Scripted Television for Netflix. Upcoming projects from A+E Studios include the drama series “The Lincoln Lawyer” from David E. Kelley for Netflix based on the popular novels by Michael Connelly, mystery drama series “Avalon” from David E. Kelley and Michael Connelly for ABC, based on a Michael Connelly short story, “The Driver” for AMC Networks and “Flowers in the Attic: The Origin” miniseries for Lifetime based on the work of author V.C. Andrews. A+E Studios currently has over seventy projects in active development at Netflix, Showtime, Peacock, HBO Max, AMC, FOX, and multiple international platforms as part of its locally originated programming strategy. Its first local-language production, supernatural thriller “The Malevolent Bride” from “Our Boys creator Noah Stollman, will air in 2022 exclusively on KAN 11, Israel’s Public Broadcaster. A+E Studios also acquired the exclusive rights to bestselling author Sue Grafton’s acclaimed Alphabet Mystery book series.

ABOUT LIFETIME

Celebrating over 35 years of entertaining audiences, Lifetime is a premier entertainment destination for women dedicated to offering the highest quality original programming spanning award-winning movies, high-quality scripted series, and breakout non-fiction series. Lifetime has an impressive legacy in public affairs, bringing attention to social issues that women care about with initiatives such as the long-running Stop Breast Cancer for Life, Stop Violence Against Women, and Broader Focus, a major global initiative dedicated to supporting and hiring female directors, writers, and producers, including women of color, to make its content. Lifetime Television(R), LMN(R), Lifetime Real Women(R) and Lifetime Digital(TM) are part of Lifetime Entertainment Services, LLC, a subsidiary of A+E Networks. A+E Networks is a joint venture of the Disney-ABC Television Group and Hearst Corporation.

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A+E Networks Welcomes in the V.C. Verse with the Acquisition of the V.C. Andrews Library





A+E Networks Welcomes in the V.C. Verse with the Acquisition of the V.C. Andrews Library
With over 138 books and counting and 107 million copies sold, the extensive library includes best-selling V.C. Andrews’ classics from one of the most popular writers of all time, who has been published for 40+ years.
[via press release from Lifetime]
A+E NETWORKS WELCOMES IN THE V.C. VERSE WITH THE ACQUISITION OF THE V.C. ANDREWS LIBRARY

“FLOWERS IN THE ATTIC: THE ORIGIN” A LIFETIME ORIGINAL LIMITED SERIES STARRING JEMIMA ROOPER, MAX IRONS, KELSEY GRAMMER, HARRY HAMLIN, KATE MULGREW, PAUL WESLEY, T’SHAN WILLIAMS, ALANA BODEN AND HANNAH DODD SET TO PREMIERE SUMMER 2022 ON LIFETIME

LIFETIME ANNOUNCES DEVELOPMENT ON BEST-SELLING V.C. ANDREWS CUTLER SERIES
LOS ANGELES, CA (February 2, 2022) – After the tremendous success of Lifetime’s Flowers in the Attic and the subsequent V.C. Andrews movie series franchises, A+E Networks acquires rights and licenses to the entire V.C. Andrews collection, including all new releases. With over 138 books and counting and 107 million copies sold, the extensive library includes best-selling V.C. Andrews’ classics from one of the most popular writers of all time, who has been published for 40+ years. Lifetime also announces that the network is in development on V.C. Andrews captivating Cutler series following the twisted tale of Dawn Longchamp, whose entire world crumbles after the sudden death of her mother.

Flowers in the Attic: The Origin, a prequel limited series, stars Jemima Rooper (Gold Digger) and Max Irons (Condor) as Olivia Winfield Foxworth and Malcolm Foxworth along with Tony(R) Award winner, three-time Golden Globe winner and five-time Primetime Emmy Award winner Kelsey Grammer (Frasier), four-time Golden Globe nominee and Primetime Emmy nominee Harry Hamlin (Mad Men), People’s Choice Award nominee Paul Wesley (The Vampire Diaries), Golden Globe and Primetime Emmy Award nominated and Critics’ Choice Television Award winner Kate Mulgrew (Orange is the New Black). Flowers in the Attic: The Origin is set to premiere summer 2022 and it peels back the curtain to reveal the twisted origins and dark secrets of the Foxworth family.

The Lifetime movie events Flowers in the Attic and Petals on the Wind were cable’s top two movies of 2014 with women1, while Flowers in the Attic has reached over 30.1M2 total viewers and Petals on the Wind seen by 23.4M3 total viewers. In 2019 V.C. Andrews’ Casteel series ranked as cable’s number two new drama series with women4.
Flowers in the Attic: The Origin tells the story of the headstrong and determined Olivia Winfield Foxworth (Rooper) who is working alongside her beloved father (Hamlin) when she finds herself unexpectedly wooed by one of the nation’s most eligible bachelors, Malcolm Foxworth (Irons). After a whirlwind romance, Olivia finds herself as the mistress of the imposing Foxworth Hall, where she soon discovers that the fairytale life she expected has quickly become a nightmare. Under Malcolm’s debonair exterior lies a dark heart, and a twisted evil lurks inside Foxworth Hall that will threaten Olivia’s happiness and that of her children. Her attempts to keep them all safe ultimately push Olivia to become the most terrifying version of herself, leading to her inevitable – and notorious – decision to lock her grandchildren in the attic…

Dodd stars as Olivia’s daughter, Corinne; while Williams takes on the role Foxworth Hall’s longtime staff member and Olivia’s observant housekeeper, Nella Jennings. Mulgrew plays Mrs. Steiner, Malcolm’s loyal house manager and head of the Foxworth Hall staff. Grammer portrays Malcolm’s illustrious father Garland Foxworth, who is married to new wife Alicia, played by Boden. Wesley stars as John Amos, Olivia’s cousin whose revelations change her life forever.

Flowers in the Attic: The Origin is an A+E Studios production in association with Sutton St. Productions and CBS Studios. Paul Sciarrotta serves as executive producer. Jennie Snyder Urman and Joanna Klein serve as executive producers for Sutton St. Productions and CBS Studios. Zoë Rocha serves as executive producer for RubyRock Pictures, Gary Pearl executive produces for Aquarius Content and Dan Angel executive produces. Declan O’Dwyer also executive produces and directed part one and part two of the limited series. Robin Sheppard serves as director for parts three and four. Scripts are from executive producer Paul Sciarrotta, as well as Amy Rardin and Conner Good. Flowers in the Attic: The Origin is based on the prequel novel, Garden of Shadows by Andrew Neiderman. The limited series was made with support of the Romanian Government.

Andrew Neiderman has carried the V.C. Andrews franchise for the past 35 years, making him the most prolific ghostwriter in history. V.C. Andrews is the longest, consistently published book franchise in American publishing history with more than 40 years of novels, 107 million copies sold worldwide, and a cult following. V.C. Andrews’s novels have been adapted into over 19 films, 18 by A+E alone, with more in development.

*1 For Flowers in the Attic and Petals on the Wind were cable’s top two movies of 2014 with women1. Source: Nielsen, Live+SD, (000s) W25-54 2014 dates 12/30/13-12/28/14, ORIGINAL MOVIES ONLY (EXCLUDES ALL THEATRICAL AND ACQUIRED MOVIES ON ALL NETS, EXCLUDES MINI-SERIES).

*2 For Flowers in the Attic has reached over 30.1M total viewers. Source: Nielsen Reach (000s), L+7/MOST CURRENT, PERSONS 2+, 1 MIN REACH QUALIFIER, 1/18/14-4/19/14, INCLUDES ALL TELECASTS OF VC ANDREWS FLOWERS IN THE ATTIC ON LIFETIME ACROSS TOTAL DAY INCLUDING PREMIERES AND REPEATS (12 TELECASTS TOTAL)

*3 For Petals on the Wind has been seen by 23.4M total viewers. Source: Nielsen Reach (000s), L+7/MOST CURRENT, PERSONS 2+, 1 MIN REACH QUALIFIER, 5/26/14-8/24/14, INCLUDES ALL TELECASTS OF VC ANDREWS PETALS ON THE WIND ON LIFETIME AND LMN ACROSS TOTAL DAY INCLUDING PREMIERES AND REPEATS (20 TELECASTS TOTAL)

*4 For the 2019 TV Season, Lifetime’s VC Andrews Casteel Family film series would rank as cables #2 new drama among W25-54. Source: Nielsen, Live+SD, W25-54 (000s), 10/1/18-9/29/19, VC Andrews film series average vs. new drama season averages on cable.

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About A+E Studios

Launched in 2013, A+E Studios is the award-winning studio unit of the global media company A+E Networks, LLC. A+E Studios is an industry leader in the creation, production, and distribution of high-quality scripted entertainment across all linear and non-linear platforms. A+E Studios serves as a primary scripted programming supplier for the A+E Networks portfolio. A+E Studio’s slate of programming consists of scripted series, event series, and movies. A+E Studios produced titles include the hit drama series “Big Sky” from David E. Kelley for ABC, Peabody Award-winning “UnREAL,” “Project Blue Book” and the Emmy-nominated event miniseries “Roots” for The HISTORY Channel, the animated drama series “The Liberator” for Netflix, the drama series “Reprisal” from Warren Littlefield for Hulu, as well as “YOU” from Berlanti Productions and Alloy Entertainment with Warner Horizon Scripted Television for Netflix. Upcoming projects from A+E Studios include the drama series “The Lincoln Lawyer” from David E. Kelley for Netflix based on the popular novels by Michael Connelly and “Flowers in the Attic: The Origin” miniseries for Lifetime based on the work of author V.C. Andrews. A+E Studios currently has over seventy projects in active development at Netflix, Showtime, Peacock, HBO Max, FOX, AMC, and multiple international platforms as part of its locally originated programming strategy. Its first local-language production, supernatural thriller “The Malevolent Bride” from “Our Boys creator Noah Stollman, will air in 2022 exclusively on KAN 11, Israel’s Public Broadcaster. A+E Studios also acquired the exclusive rights to bestselling author Sue Grafton’s acclaimed Alphabet Mystery book series.

ABOUT LIFETIME

Celebrating over 35 years of entertaining audiences, Lifetime is a premier entertainment destination for women dedicated to offering the highest quality original programming spanning award-winning movies, high-quality scripted series, and breakout non-fiction series. Lifetime has an impressive legacy in public affairs, bringing attention to social issues that women care about with initiatives such as the long-running Stop Breast Cancer for Life, Stop Violence Against Women, and Broader Focus, a major global initiative dedicated to supporting and hiring female directors, writers, and producers, including women of color, to make its content. Lifetime Television(R), LMN(R), Lifetime Real Women(R) and Lifetime Digital(TM) are part of Lifetime Entertainment Services, LLC, a subsidiary of A+E Networks. A+E Networks is a joint venture of the Disney-ABC Television Group and Hearst Corporation.



Lifetime Greenlights New Four-Part Miniseries Event “Flowers in the Attic: The Origin”





Lifetime Greenlights New Four-Part Miniseries Event “Flowers in the Attic: The Origin” Starring Jemima Rooper and Max Irons
Jemima Rooper, Max irons, Kelsey Grammer, Harry Hamlin, Kate Mulgrew, Paul Wesley, Alana Boden, Hannah Dodd, T’Shan Williams and Callum Kerr will star in the prequel event.
[via press release from Lifetime]
LIFETIME GREENLIGHTS NEW FOUR-PART MINISERIES EVENT “FLOWERS IN THE ATTIC: THE ORIGIN” STARRING JEMIMA ROOPER AND MAX IRONS

ALL-STAR CAST FOR PREQUEL INCLUDES EMMY WINNER KELSEY GRAMMER, EMMY NOMINEES HARRY HAMLIN AND KATE MULGREW, PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD NOMINEE PAUL WESLEY, CRITICS’ CHOICE NOMINEE ALANA BODEN, HANNAH DODD, T’SHAN WILLIAMS AND CALLUM KERR

FROM EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS PAUL SCIARROTTA, JENNIE SNYDER URMAN, JOANNA KLEIN, ZOË ROCHA, GARY PEARL, DAN ANGEL AND DECLAN O’DWYER

Flowers in the Attic: The Origin is an A+E Studios production in association with Sutton St. Productions and CBS Studios
LOS ANGELES, CA (August 17, 2021) – After the extraordinary success of Lifetime’s Flowers in the Attic and the subsequent V.C. Andrews movie series franchises, the network greenlights Flowers in the Attic: The Origin, a prequel miniseries event starring Jemima Rooper (Gold Digger) and Max Irons (Condor) as Olivia Winfield and Malcom Foxworth, parents to Corrine Foxworth and grandparents to Cathy and Chris Dollanganger. As the exclusive home of V.C. Andrews movies, Lifetime announces the star-studded cast for the new four-part series event also featuring Tony(R) Award winner, three-time Golden Globe winner and five-time Primetime Emmy Award winner Kelsey Grammer (Frasier), four-time Golden Globe nominee and Primetime Emmy nominee Harry Hamlin (Mad Men), People’s Choice Award nominee Paul Wesley (The Vampire Diaries), Golden Globe and Primetime Emmy Award nominated and Critics’ Choice Television Award winner Kate Mulgrew (Orange is the New Black), Critics’ Choice nominee Alana Boden (I Am Elizabeth Smart), Hannah Dodd (Harlots), T’Shan Williams (The Color Purple) and Callum Kerr (Four Weddings and a Funeral).

One of the most popular authors of all time, V.C. Andrews launched a pop culture sensation with the gothic tale Flowers in the Attic. Flowers in the Attic: The Origin peels back the curtain to reveal the twisted origins and dark secrets of the Foxworth family.

The movie events Flowers in the Attic and Petals on the Wind were cable’s top two movies of 2014 with women1, while Flowers in the Attic has reached over 30.1M2 total viewers and Petals on the Wind seen by 23.4M3 total viewers.

Flowers in the Attic: The Origin tells the story of the headstrong and determined Olivia Winfield (Rooper) who is working alongside her beloved father (Hamlin) when she finds herself unexpectedly wooed by one of the nation’s most eligible bachelors, Malcom Foxworth (Irons). After a whirlwind romance, Olivia finds herself as the mistress of the imposing Foxworth Hall, where she soon discovers that the fairytale life she expected has quickly become a nightmare. Under Malcolm’s debonair exterior lies a dark heart, and a twisted evil lurks inside Foxworth Hall that will threaten Olivia’s happiness and that of her children. Her attempts to keep them all safe ultimately push Olivia to become to most terrifying version of herself, leading to her inevitable – and notorious – decision to lock her grandchildren in the attic…

Dodd stars as Olivia’s daughter, Corinne; while Williams takes on the role Foxworth Hall’s longtime staff member and Olivia’s observant housekeeper, Nella. Mulgrew plays Mrs. Steiner, Malcom’s loyal house manager and head of the Foxworth Hall staff. Grammer portrays Malcom’s illustrious father Garland Foxworth, who is married to new wife Alicia, played by Boden. Wesley stars as John Amos, Olivia’s cousin whose revelations change her life forever and Callum Kerr stars as Christopher, a close relative of the Foxworth family whose life will be eternally intertwined with Corrine’s from the moment they set eyes on each other.

Additional talent starring in the four-part miniseries event includes Luke Fetherston, Buck Braithwaite, Jordan Peters, Evelyn Miller, Rawdat Quadri, Emmanuel Ogunjinmi, David Witts, Carla Woodcock and Peter Bramhill.

Flowers in the Attic: The Origin is an A+E Studios production in association with Sutton St. Productions and CBS Studios. Paul Sciarrotta serves as executive producer. Jennie Snyder Urman and Joanna Klein serve as executive producers for Sutton St. Productions and CBS Studios. Zoë Rocha serves as executive producer for RubyRock Pictures, Gary Pearl executive produces for Aquarius Content and Dan Angel executive produces. Declan O’Dwyer also executive produces and directed part one and part two of the miniseries. Robin Sheppard serves as director for parts three and four. Scripts are from executive producer Paul Sciarrotta, as well as Amy Rardin and Conner Good. Flowers in the Attic: The Origin is based on the prequel novel, Garden of Shadows by Andrew Neiderman. The miniseries was made with support of the Romanian Government.

*1 For Flowers in the Attic and Petals on the Wind were cable’s top two movies of 2014 with women1. Source: Nielsen, Live+SD, (000s) W25-54 2014 dates 12/30/13-12/28/14, ORIGINAL MOVIES ONLY (EXCLUDES ALL THEATRICAL AND ACQUIRED MOVIES ON ALL NETS, EXCLUDES MINI-SERIES).

*2 For Flowers in the Attic has reached over 30.1M total viewers. Source: Nielsen Reach (000s), L+7/MOST CURRENT, PERSONS 2+, 1 MIN REACH QUALIFIER, 1/18/14-4/19/14, INCLUDES ALL TELECASTS OF VC ANDREWS FLOWERS IN THE ATTIC ON LIFETIME ACROSS TOTAL DAY INCLUDING PREMIERES AND REPEATS (12 TELECASTS TOTAL)

*3 For Petals on the Wind has been seen by 23.4M total viewers. Source: Nielsen Reach (000s), L+7/MOST CURRENT, PERSONS 2+, 1 MIN REACH QUALIFIER, 5/26/14-8/24/14, INCLUDES ALL TELECASTS OF VC ANDREWS PETALS ON THE WIND ON LIFETIME AND LMN ACROSS TOTAL DAY INCLUDING PREMIERES AND REPEATS (20 TELECASTS TOTAL)

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ABOUT CBS STUDIOS

A division of ViacomCBS, CBS Studios is one of the world’s leading suppliers of entertainment programming, with more than 70 series currently in production for broadcast and cable networks, streaming services and other emerging platforms. The Studio’s expansive portfolio spans a diverse slate of commercially successful and critically acclaimed scripted programming, as well as genre-defining franchises such as the ever-growing “Star Trek” universe, award-winning late night and daytime talk shows, and an extensive library of iconic intellectual property.

ABOUT A+E STUDIOS

Launched in 2013, A+E Studios is the award-winning studio unit of the global media company A+E Networks, LLC. A+E Studios is an industry leader in the creation, production and distribution of high-quality scripted entertainment content across cable, network and streaming platforms. A+E Studios serves as the primary scripted programming provider for the A+E Networks portfolio. A+E Studios’ slate of programming consists of scripted series, event series and movies. A+E Studios-produced titles include the hit drama series “Big Sky” from David E. Kelley for ABC, Peabody Award-winning “UnREAL,” “Project Blue Book” and the Emmy-nominated event miniseries “ROOTS” for HISTORY, the animated drama series “The Liberator” for Netflix, the drama series “Reprisal” from Warren Littlefield for Hulu, as well as “YOU” from Berlanti Productions and Alloy Entertainment with Warner Horizon Scripted Television. Upcoming projects from A+E Studios include the drama series “The Lincoln Lawyer” from David E. Kelley for Netflix based on the popular novels by Michael Connelly. A+E Studios currently has over forty projects in active development at Netflix, Showtime, Peacock, HBO Max and AMC, among others.

ABOUT LIFETIME

Celebrating over 35 years of entertaining audiences, Lifetime is a premier entertainment destination for women dedicated to offering the highest quality original programming spanning award-winning movies, high-quality scripted series, and breakout non-fiction series. Lifetime has an impressive legacy in public affairs, bringing attention to social issues that women care about with initiatives such as the long-running Stop Breast Cancer for Life, Stop Violence Against Women, and Broader Focus, a major global initiative dedicated to supporting and hiring female directors, writers, and producers, including women of color, to make its content. Lifetime Television(R), LMN(R), Lifetime Real Women(R) and Lifetime Digital(TM) are part of Lifetime Entertainment Services, LLC, a subsidiary of A+E Networks. A+E Networks is a joint venture of the Disney-ABC Television Group and Hearst Corporation.