The Lifetime network continues its association with books by (and inspired by) author V.C. Andrews with an ambitious new four-part limited series, Flowers in the Attic: The Origin. The series joins the vast array of Andrews-inspired titles already adapted by Lifetime (which has optioned more), this time exploring the genesis of how Olivia Winfield (Jemima Rooper) became so damaged during her loveless and abusive marriage to Malcolm Foxworth (Max Irons) that she locked her grandchildren in an attic for the majority of their formative years to protect them (as depicted in the 2014 Lifetime production Flowers in the Attic, based on Andrews' 1979 novel of that name). Kelsey Grammer, Harry Hamlin, Paul Wesley and Kate Mulgrew help round out the all-star cast. Following Andrews’ passing in 1986 from breast cancer, ghostwriter Andrew Neiderman was hired to complete several unfinished manuscripts by her. Origin was the first book he wrote inspired by characters she had created, and he was actively involved in the screen adaption of his original work.
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