Lifetime has released the first look at “Petals on the Wind,” the sequel to its original movie “Flowers in the Attic.”
The first trailer is chockfull of what one would want from a movie based on the V.C. Andrews books. There’s a lot of slapping, some ungodly sex and lots of vengeance being delivered.
“It’s going to be a revenge story,” Executive producer Michele Weiss told TheWrap. “It’s going to be Cathy and Christopher 10 years older, trying to get along with their lives, also caught up in feelings of resentment and revenge on Corinne.”
“Petals on the Wind” takes place 10 years after the events of “Flowers in the Attic.” It’s the 1970s and Cathy (Rose McIver) and Chris (Wyatt Nash) have tried to move on from their twisted childhood. But, unforeseen events will thrust the siblings back together again and will draw them to Foxworth Hall, where they were once held captive by their mother and grandmother.
“I can understand that with what [Cathy has] been through, she seeks this deep seeded vengeance,” McIver told TheWrap. “It’s very understandable that these people have wronged her and what she wants to do, but it’s the perfect example of revenge really hurts you just as much as it hurts the other people. So, I can’t help but feel so sad and protective of this character as she makes these decisions, which aren’t necessarily beneficial to her future.
“Flowers” stars Heather Graham and Ellen Burstyn reprise their roles as selfish mother Corrine and bible-thumping grandmother Olivia, respectively. In addition to McIver and Nash, the cast members include Will Kemp and Dylan Bruce.
Lifetime is currently in development on three additional Andrews’ books, including “If There Be Thorns” and “Seeds of Yesterday,” both from the Dollananger series, and the standalone novel “My Sweet Audrina.”
Watch the “Petals” trailer above.
“Petals on the Wind” premieres on Memorial Day, Monday, May 26, at 9 p.m.