Times have changed but old wounds haven’t healed on the sequel to “Flowers in the Attic”
Lifetime’s “Petals on the Wind” clearly captures the Dollanganger family in very different times from the events of “Flowers in the Attic.”
TheWrap has the first look photos of Rose McIver as Cathy, Heather Graham as selfish mother Corrine and Bailey Buntain as the twin that survived “Flowers,” Carrie. The pictures show that the women certainly look like life has treated them well, but we’ll learn that the events in the attic still haunt them.
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.”
Ellen Burstyn also reprises her role as bible-thumping grandmother Olivia. In addition to McIver, Nash and Buntain, 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.”
“Petals on the Wind” premieres on Memorial Day, Monday, May 26, at 9 p.m.
See TheWrap’s exclusive pictures below: