Lifetime’s ‘Flowers In The Attic: The Origin’ Is Story Behind Dark Family

Jemima Rooper, used with Lifetime permission

Ready to learn the story behind the “attic”? Lifetime’s grand new four-part prequel series, Flowers In The Attic: The Origin boasts an all-star cast starring in a story that only V.C. Andrews could dream up. The is a spectacular event!

Starring in this OG tale is Jemima Rooper (Lost In AustenThe Girlfriend Experience), Max Irons (CondorTerminal), T’Shan Williams (ElleNinja Express), Kelsey Grammer (CheersFrasier), Harry Hamlin (UnsinkableMad Men), Paul Wesley (Vampire DiariesTell Me A Story), Buck Braithwaite (NefariousMasters Of The Air), Luke Fetherston (PandoraAlmost Never), Kate Mulgrew (Orange Is The New BlackStar Trek: Voyager), Hannah Dodd (Enola Holmes 2), Harlots), Alana Boden (The BrideI Am Elizabeth Smart), and Callum Kerr (MonarchHollyoaks).

Based on the 1979 V.C. Andrews novel, this is directed by Declan O’Dwyer (Miss Scarlet And The Duke, Rise Of The Witches).

Max Irons, used with Lifetime's permission
Max Irons, used with Lifetime’s permission

What Is Lifetime’s Flowers In The Attic: The Origin About?

According to the synopsis, this is the origin story of Olivia Winfield (Rooper). From a young age, she works alongside her beloved father. Olivia is headstrong and determined, which can serve her in negative ways.

When she meets Malcolm Foxworth (Irons), she is enchanted with the romance of dating one of the wealthiest and most eligible bachelors around. However, once the couple marries, and she becomes the mistress of Foxworth Hall, she discovers her fairy tale romance is really a horror story.

The cruelty that Olivia sees has no end. Moreover, she becomes the very thing that she abhors.

This is the story of a twisted and dark family that will fascinate you with every twist and turn.

When Can You Watch Flowers In The Attic: The Origin?

The premiere of Flowers In The Attic: The Origin, Part 1: The Marriage is on Saturday, July 9, at 8 p.m., Eastern, on Lifetime. Moreover, it is available online starting on Sunday, July 10.

Where Was Lifetime’s Flowers In The Attic: The Origin Filmed?

According to St. Louis Today, Lifetime’s Flowers In The Attic: The Origin was filmed in Romania. Because it was filmed during the pandemic, everyone had to social distance. However, Jemima Rooper was happy about this.

They had a very short time frame to make the movie. Therefore, the lack of social time meant she had lots of time to prepare. “I’m not sure I would’ve been able to keep up with my lines if I had been able to.”

We were trying to achieve a lot in a short space of time and, it was weird because it was probably the first job I’ve ever done where I haven’t socialized with the rest of the cast.

Paul Wesley, Harry Hamlin used with Lifetime permission
Paul Wesley, Harry Hamlin used with Lifetime permission

Olivia ‘Pushed Down A Dark Path’

Jemima Rooper, who read the whole series of books when she got the role, explains that at the beginning, there is nothing that indicates that Olivia will wind up locking her grandkids in the attic.

But, she warns, “Then, there’s a lot that happens to her. That keeps pushing her down this dark path.”

In addition, there will be plenty of Easter eggs in this new series. Are you ready to watch Olivia’s origin story?

Georgia Makitalo

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