‘Flowers in the Attic: The Origin’: Lifetime Release Date, Cast, and More


  • Flowers in the Attic: The Origin premieres July 9 on Lifetime.
  • The four-part miniseries is a prequel to 2014’s Flowers in the Attic. 
  • It stars Max Irons, Jemima Cooper, Harry Hamlin, and Kelsey Grammer.  

Lifetime is going back to Foxworth Hall. Flowers in the Attic: The Origin, a limited series prequel to the network’s hit 2014 movie Flowers in the Attic, premieres July 9. It stars Max Irons and Jemima Cooper as younger versions of Olivia and Malcolm Foxworth, the grandparents of the Dollanganger children. 

‘Flowers in the Attic: The Origin’ premieres July 9 

Flowers in the Attic: The Origin premieres Saturday, July 9 at 8 p.m. ET on Lifetime. New episodes air on Saturdays through July 30. 

In the first episode, Olivia Winfield leaves behind everything she knows to become the wife of Malcolm Foxworth, one of the richest men in the country. But once she arrives at Malcolm’s home, she realizes that her new life won’t be the fairytale she imagined.

Paul Wesley and Harry Hamlin standing in front of a car in 'Flowers in the Attic: The Origin'
Paul Wesley as John Amons and Harry Hamlin as Mr. Winfield in ‘Flowers in the Attic: The Origin’ | Lifetime

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Subsequent episodes will follow Olivia as she realizes her husband’s twisted obsessions and faces the evils of Foxworth Hall. As Olivia is pushed to her breaking point, she becomes a terrifying version of herself – the woman who would be capable of locking her grandchildren in the attic when they unexpectedly arrive at Foxworth Hall at the beginning of Flowers in the Attic

The series stars Max Irons, Harry Hamlin, and Kelsey Grammer

Jemima Rooper plays Olivia Winfield Foxworth in Flowers in the Attic: The Origin. Ellen Burstyn played an older version of the character in Flowers in the Attic and its sequel Petals on the Wind. Max Irons plays Malcolm Foxworth. The character was portrayed by Beau Daniels in Flowers in the Attic.

Frasier star Kelsey Grammer plays Malcolm’s father Garland Foxworth. Alana Boden plays Garland’s young wife Alicia. The cast also includes Harry Hamlin, Paul Wesley, Kate Mulgrew, Hannah Dodd, T’Shan Williams, Callum Kerr, Luke Fetherston, and Buck Braithwaite.

More V.C. Andrews adaptations are coming to Lifetime 

Lifetime’s new series is based on V.C. Andrews’ Flowers in the Attic prequel novel Garden of Shadows. It won’t be the last of the network’s adaptations of Andrews’ gothic family dramas. A series based on the Cutler series of novels is also in the works. 

Beginning with Dawn, the Cutler family books (written by Andrews long-time ghostwriter Andrew Neiderman) follow the twisted tale of Dawn Longchamp, whose entire world crumbles after the sudden death of her mother.

Lifetime has previously adapted Andrews’ My Sweet Audrina in 2016. A five-movie adaptation of the Casteel family series aired in 2019.  

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