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Petals on the Wind brings more Flowers to Lifetime! #PetalsOnTheWind

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Flowers in the Attic was one of the highest rated films of 2013, and Lifetime wasted no time in beginning to adapt the sequel, Petals on the Wind. Petals on the Wind continues the saga of the Dollanganger children who have escaped the attic and are drawn into all sorts of drama including abusive relationships and a seduction revenge plot against their mom.

When you check out the press release, you’ll also notice Lifetime announced preproduction on two more books in the Flowers series – If There Be Thorns and Seeds of Yesterday. In addition, they’re also working on a film of V. C. Andrews’ My Sweet Audrina, which is not part of the series. Wikipedia declares that My Sweet Audrina “was the only standalone novel without incest published during Andrews’ lifetime.” So, yeah. No ratings for it! Just kidding….

Petals on the Wind stars Heather Grahan, Ellen Burstyn, Dylan Bruce, Rose McIver, Wyatt Nash, and Bailey Buntain. It’s directed by Karen Moncrieff (huzzah female director!), who also directed The Trials of Cate McCall, and I remember her from some low budget action films in the 1990s: Midnight Witness, Rage, and Xtro 3: Watch the Skies. My goodness, does that make me a real 90s kid?

Petals on the Wind premieres May 26th on Lifetime.

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On the heels of the Lifetime Original Movie “Flowers in the Attic,” this year’s number one movie telecast on ad-supported cable, Lifetime will premiere the much-anticipated sequel “Petals on the Wind” on Memorial Day, Monday, May 26, at 9 pm PT/ET. Based on the second gothic novel of the iconic V.C. Andrews series about the Dollanganger family, the film begins ten years after the siblings have escaped the attic where their mother Corrine (Heather Graham, “Drugstore Cowboy”) and grandmother Olivia (Ellen Burstyn, “Political Animals”) kept them locked away for more than two years.

A decade after Cathy (Rose McIver, “Masters of Sex,” “Once Upon a Time”), Christopher (Wyatt Nash, “Pretty Little Liars”) and Carrie (Bailey Buntain, “Bunheads”) escaped from their grandparents’ attic at Foxworth Hall, “Petals on the Wind” continues to follow the twisted plight of the family as they attempt to put their sordid past behind them, but soon discover certain secrets can’t be left behind. When Cathy finds herself in an abusive relationship with a fellow dancer, Julian (Will Kemp, “90210”), Christopher and Cathy are forced to face the forbidden feelings they developed for one another while coming of age during captivity. But when tragedy strikes the Dollangangers once again, Cathy returns to Foxworth Hall to confront her grandmother and seek revenge on her mother with a plan to seduce her husband Bart (Dylan Bruce, “Orphan Black”). When Christopher runs to Cathy’s side, the two are determined to start over again – together.

Lifetime is currently in development on three additional V.C. Andrews’ books, including “If There Be Thorns” and “Seeds of Yesterday,” both from the Dollananger series, and the standalone novel “My Sweet Audrina.”

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Posted by Tars Tarkas - April 16, 2014 at 11:18 pm

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Lifetime breaks out The Trials of Kate McCall!

Trials of Kate McCall

You’re under arrest for being a lawyer and a woman!

Saturday April 5th brings us the new Lifetime flick The Trials of Kate McCall, about a single female lawyer used to be a married hotshot lawyer until she got hooked on the types of things you don’t want to get hooked on. And I’m not talking about phonics! Out of recovery, the only way she’ll get her daughter back is if she helps a woman wrongfully convicted of murder. That’s the weirdest custody stipulation I’ve ever heard of, but okay, sure, whatever. Kate Beckinsale is our lawyer heroine who will save the say and her family by not being terrible. Noted addicted to everything guy Nick Nolte also stars, along with cool James Cromwell, who is cool.

No one has answered the big questions about The Trials of Kate McCall, mainly will werewolves and vampires show up that our lawyer heroine has to destroy? Because that’s the kind of programming Lifetime should start airing just to grab some more demographics. It would be cool! Oh, well, if you like lawyering and women lawyers and proving innocent people are innocent and child custody drama, then The Trials of Kate McCall is for you!

Kate Beckinsale stars as a former hotshot lawyer who is now in recovery and estranged from her family. In order to be reinstated at the bar and recover custody of her daughter she must take on the appeal of a woman wrongfully convicted of murder.

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Posted by Tars Tarkas - April 2, 2014 at 9:31 pm

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