Flowers in The Attic: The Origin, Bombarding With Goth Drama & Suspense on Lifetime Tv
Flowers in the Attic The Origin, is an ominous look into the past of how the primary film became the creepy mainstream classic in the 80’s that you hated and loved at the same time. The original movie was disturbing and more intriguing while table hopping over intense topics of incest, love, regret, hatred, and unadulterated evil. In the original feature, there’s a woman named Corrine Foxworth that fell in love with a man named Chris. She runs away with him and starts a family, and bores 4 children with him, Chris, Cory, Carrie and Cathy. Christopher dies in a car accident, while leaving his family destitute.
Unable to sustain her eccentric lifestyle, Corrine eventually goes back home to Foxworth Hall with her kids, to win over her ailing father’s (Malcom Foxworth) love and trust, so she can eventually get his inheritance if he dies. Her mother Olivia Foxworth (formerly Winfield) says that the family can stay on one condition, that the kids remain hidden in the attic because her father, Malcom doesn’t know about the kids. It turns out that the children were hidden because they are stains on the Foxworth name and legacy. They are bred from incest where Christopher and Corrine, are half uncle/ half brother and sister.
The episodes of Flowers in the Attic are written by V.C. Andrews in a series of compilations like “Pedals in the Wind,” “If There be Thorns,” “Garden of Shadows” and “Seeds of Yesterday”
Flowers in the Attic the Origin is written by understudy and Ghostwriter, Andrew Neiderman.
The limited series airs at 8 p.m. July 9th
Lifetime TV brought the rights to the authors enclave of stories for The Flowers in The Attic, so the series is fresh slate of more flicks to come down the line on Lifetime TV. Meanwhile Flowers In The Attic: The Origin gives a chilling storyline to Olivia Winfield (Jemima Rooper), who marries into the Foxworth family. She’s young, sincere, loving, viable, and headstrong. All these characteristics are standout, which captured Malcom Foxworth’s (Max Irons) attention. Even though he pursued Olivia with seemingly good purpose, that was furthest from his plan. Malcom is an egotistical nightmare who’s waiting to ricochet all his childhood disturbances onto Olivia.
In a recent press conference Jemima Rooper spoke about filming in Romania, that it was special for cast to have that opportunity inside the Pandemic.
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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.