Get ready, V.C. Andrews fans. The premiere date of “Petals on the Wind” is only a few weeks away, and to celebrate, Lifetime has released four character posters for the highly anticipated sequel to “Flowers in the Attic.”
The new promo art for the Lifetime film features Heather Graham as Corrine Dollanganger; Ellen Burstyn as Grandmother, Olivia Foxworth; Rose McIver as Cathy Dollanganger; and Wyatt Nash as Christopher Dollanganger. The posters, which were first shared by Entertainment Weekly, each feature a single character, with a sassy phrase:
[WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD]
“Revenge is a mother,” teases the image of Graham as Corrine. Her character can be seen donning a silver wrap dress and an expensive looking necklace and earring set.
“Flowers in the Attic” viewers and readers will remember that Corrine was responsible for locking her four children -- Cathy, Christopher, Cory and Carrie -- in an attic after her husband died. She was trying to get back into her wealthy father’s will in order to provide for her family, and managed to do so. But her inheritance came with a twist. If it were ever revealed that she had children, her money would be taken away. Hooked to her lavish lifestyle, Corrine remarried and left her children to die in the attic.
The second new character poster unveils another look at Wyatt Nash, the actor replacing Mason Dye, as Christopher Dollanganger. Since the Lifetime installment picks up a couple years after “Flowers in the Attic,” the network chose to recast Christopher, Cathy and Carrie (Cory died in the first film and the book).
“Brotherly love,” teases the phrase on the new Christopher character art. The quote is in reference to Christopher’s attraction to his sister, Cathy.
“Twisted sister,” is the caption on the poster for the character of Rose McIver’s Cathy. Like Nash, McIver replaced Kiernan Shipka, who played a young Cathy in the first Lifetime movie. “Petals on the Wind” focuses on Cathy’s desire for revenge against her mother and grandmother for their involvement in her imprisonment, and death of her younger brother, Cory.
The fourth character poster shows Ellen Burstyn reprising her role as the cold-hearted grandmother of the Dollanganger kids, Olivia Foxworth.
“Petals on the Wind” will follow Cathy, Christopher and Carrie as they attempt to move on from their haunting time at Foxworth Hall. But, unfortunately for the Dollanganger children, “certain secrets can’t be left behind.”
Joining a dance school like she always dreamed of, Cathy will find herself entangled in an abusive relationship with her boyfriend and fellow dancer, Julian. Her relationship with Julian not only cuts her off from her Christopher but also forces them to face the “forbidden feelings they developed for one another while coming of age during captivity.”
Tragedy will make Cathy return to Foxworth Hall, for revenge. The blonde beauty will confront her grandmother “and seek revenge against her mother with a plan to seduce her husband Bart.” But nothing will keep Christopher and Cathy apart. Her brother will run to her side, and the two will attempt to “start over -- together.”
“Petals on the Wind,” the sequel to “Flowers in the Attic,” will premiere on Lifetime on Memorial Day, May 26 at 8 p.m. EDT.
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