The TV movie version of V.C. Andrews' 1979 novel, Flowers in the Attic, saw 6.1 million viewers tune in to Lifetime. Additionally, it drew about 2.4 million in the always key 18-49 demographic for its initial Saturday at 8 pm premiere. According to Lifetime, it was the channel’s most-watched original film since November 2012.
Flowers in the Attic tells the story of four beautiful siblings imprisoned for years by their sadistic mother and grandmother. Most notably, the story turns incestuous, once the two older siblings reach puberty.
The 2014 update starred Mad Men’s Kiernan Shipka and Mason Dye as the older siblings, with Ellen Burstyn and Heather Graham as their torturers. As The World Turns alum Dylan Bruce also starred in the telepic. Shortly before the film’s debut, Lifetime announced it would also adapt the sequel, Petals on the Wind.
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