Lifetime’s hotly anticipated Flowers in the Attic: The Origin
is here, and fans of VC Andrews’ gothic family saga will love every minute of over-the-top drama! The limited series airs on consecutive Saturdays in July, starting tonight. You can also also catch encore performances Sunday at 10 pm and next Saturday, July 16, at 6 pm, right before the second episode airs. It’s also available on the Lifetime app and mylifetime.com.
Lifetime last brought Andrews’ bestselling Flowers in the Attic
to the screen back in 2015. The stylish new series is adapted from the fifth novel, Garden of Shadows
, a prequel that tells of bright, optimistic Olivia Winfield’s transformation into the cold, cruel old woman who imprisons her grandchildren in the attic.
In the first episode, Olivia (Jemima Rooper, The Girlfriend Experience
), falls for handsome millionaire Malcolm Foxworth (Max Irons, Condor
). After they wed, Malcolm reveals his true self and Olivia resigns herself to a lonely, violent life at creepy Foxworth Hall. Things seem to be looking up when Malcolm’s jovial father (Kelsey Grammer, Frasier
) shows up with a very young new wife (Alana Bowden, Ride
), but the good vibes don’t last. Over four chapters, Olivia encounters increasingly dark secrets (we’re talking obsession, betrayal, sexual assault, incest) and constructs a web of lies to protect her children, her reputation and, most importantly, the massive family fortune.