Lifetime Greenlights Fourth ‘Flowers in the Attic’ Chapter ‘Seeds of Yesterday’

Jason Lewis and Rachael Carpani will reprise their roles from “If There Be Thorns”

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From left, Jason Lewis and Racheal Carpani. (Getty Images)

Lifetime has greenlit the next sequel to “Flowers in the Attic” and the fourth in V.C. Andrews’ book series, “Seeds of Yesterday.” It will air next year.

Jason Lewis (“Sex and the City”) and Rachael Carpani (“McLeod’s Daughters”) will reprise their roles from “If There Be Thorns” as Christopher and Cathy Dollanganger, respectively.

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“Seeds of Yesterday” takes place 15 years after the events of the upcoming third film, “If There Be Thorns.” Cathy and Chris are now middle aged and their children are young adults, but they’ll discover once again how difficult it is to escape their family’s sordid legacy.

The first “Flowers in the Attic” sequel “Petals on the Wind” didn’t blossom quite so well as its predecessor with its premiere, which grabbed 3.4 million total viewers — or a little more than half of what the network’s “Flowers” drew with its premiere earlier this year. “Flowers in the Attic” attracted 6.1 million total viewers in January.

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“Seeds of Yesterday” will be produced by A+E Studios for Lifetime. Dan Angel (“If There Be Thorns”), Jane Startz (“If There Be Thorns”) and Jocelyn Freid (“Maneater”) will serve as executive produce. Harvey Kahn (“Flowers in the Attic”) and Rick Arredondo (“Petals on the Wind”) will serve as producers.

Toronto International Film Festival winner Shawn Ku (“Beautiful Boy”) will direct the script, which was penned by Darren Stein (“Jawbreaker”).

A+E Networks will handle global sales for “Seeds of Yesterday.”