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Lifetime Acquires Full Catalog of VC Andrews – The Hollywood Reporter

Life remains in the VC Andrews business – in a big way.

The cable company acquired the rights and licenses to the author’s entire catalog, which currently has 138 titles (and has been overseen by Andrew Neiderman since Andrews’ death in 1986, making him the most prolific ghostwriter in the world). ‘story).

The lifetime had already been lit Flowers in the attic: the origin, a limited series that will trace the “twisted origin and dark secrets” of the Foxworth family. The premiere is scheduled for this summer. The cable outlet is also developing a series of films based on Andrews. Cutler books.

Lifetime has found success with Andrews adaptations in the past. The cabler Flowers in the attic and Petals in the wind, released in 2014, were the top two original cable movies of that year among Lifetime’s core demographic of women 25-54. In 2019, the Castel movie series rated as the #2 new drama on cable in the same demo. Lifetime has also produced a series of films based on the Landry series released last year.

Flowers in the attic: the origin stars Jemima Rooper (The girlfriend experience) as Olivia Winfield Foxworth, a headstrong and determined woman who marries Malcolm Foxworth (Max Irons) after a whirlwind romance and finds herself the new mistress of the imposing Foxworth Hall. The fairytale life she expected soon turns into a nightmare, and the series will follow what drives Olivia to become the most terrifying version of herself – and eventually lock her grandchildren in the attic.

The cast also includes Kelsey Grammer, Harry Hamlin, Kate Mulgrew, Paul Wesley, T’Shan Williams, Hannah Dodd and Alana Boden.

Flowers in the attic: the origin is produced by A+E Studios in association with Sutton St. Productions and CBS Studios. Jennie Snyder Urman and Joanna Klein are producing for Sutton St. with RubyRock Pictures’ Zoë Rocha, Aquarius Content’s Gary Pearl, writer Paul Sciarrotta and Declan O’Dwyer, who directed the first two episodes. Robin Sheppard directed parts three and four; Amy Rardin and Conner Good also wrote for the series.