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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