Flowers in the Attic' Did Stunningly Well in the Ratings This Weekend
Turns out, a lot of people tuned in to see Lifetime's premiere of their creepy incest movie, Flowers in the Attic. Huh, who'da thought? According to Deadline, Lifetime's Flowers in the Attic premiere pulled in 6.1 million viewers, the network's highest original movie ratings since the premiere of Steel Magnolias brought in 6.5 million viewers in 2012. Not bad at all, especially for a cable network like Lifetime.
Starring Mad Men darling and probably future "it" girl Kiernan Shipka, Heather Graham, and Ellen Burnstyn, Flowers in the Attic is an adaptation of the 1979 V.C. Andrews novel of the same name, and pretty much the first to come close to capturing just how messed up the plot is — which, without going too much into the storyline, includes a brother and sister hooking up and falling in love. So much ick and grossness going on here.
Convinced that Flowers in the Attic was going to do well, Lifetime has already preemptively given the film a sequel to be based off of Andrew's novel sequel, Petals on the Wind. So, y'know, if you liked Flowers in the Attic when it aired this past weekend...good news?