Will Lifetime Turn 'Garden Of Shadows' Into A Movie? 'Seeds Of Yesterday' May Be The Dollangangers' Last TV Appearance
As fans gear up for the dramatic finale of the Dollanganger series with Seeds of Yesterday, I can’t help but wonder if we will get to see the fifth book, V.C. Andrews' prequel Garden of Shadows, become a movie. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like Lifetime will be picking up the story where it all began. According to Variety, the network stated that Seeds of Yesterday would "be the conclusion to the Dollanganger tale." Of course, there's always a chance that decision could change, but for now we'll just have to learn about Malcolm Foxworth and the history of Foxworth Hall without Heather Graham's help.
I don’t know about you, but the Dollanganger family tree confuses me even more than the characters on Game of Thrones. So, before we get into what you'll be missing from Garden of Shadows, I’ve broken down the fictional family to help you follow along.
It all started with Garland and Corrine Foxworth. Their son is Malcolm, but Malcolm was weirdly obsessed with his mom after she ran out on the family when he was young. He married Olivia, who is not related to anyone (we met her in Flowers in the Attic) and their children are Malcolm Jr. and Joel. Garland remarried a young girl named Alicia and they had one child named Christopher. Then Malcolm got Alicia pregnant and Corrine (the one played by Graham) was born. Christopher and Corrine (half-brother-and-sister) fall in love and have Cathy, Chris, Carrie, and Cory, bringing us to Flowers in the Attic. I could keep going, but these are the most important characters you need to know for the prequel.
Now, since we most likely won't be getting a Garden of Shadows movie, here are six spoilers from inside Foxworth Hall that reveal all you need to know about the origins of the Dollanganger family.
Malcolm & Olivia
By now we know that Malcolm is Corrine's father and he's pretty much a huge jerk. In Garden of Shadows, readers learn a lot more about his past, especially his past with Olivia, including that when they hook up for the first time, he continuously says his mother's name. But if you've read the rest of the Flowers in the Attic series, that's not very surprising.
Malcolm Assaults His Dad's Wife
If things weren't already complicated enough, Malcolm's dad Garland and his new wife Alicia (who is 19 years old, by the way) show up at Foxworth Hall and Malcolm becomes obsessed with her. He tries to rape Alicia, but Garland catches him and fights him off. The fight leads to Garland having a heart attack and dying. After his dad passes away, Malcolm repeatedly rapes Alicia, resulting in her pregnancy.
Olivia Gets Jealous
When Alicia reveals she is pregnant, Malcolm's wife Olivia becomes very angry and locks Alicia in the attic, where she gives birth to Corrine.
This is especially sad because Alicia was the only semi-normal one in the family. After giving birth to Corrine, Alicia took off with her son Christopher (who she had with Garland), but sends him back to Foxworth Hall when she discovers that she's dying of cancer.
Corrine & Christopher
In Garden of Shadows, we finally learn how Corrine and Christopher fall in love, thus setting off the chain of the events that leads to Flowers in the Attic.
John Amos Is Still Annoying
Probably not surprising, but the annoying butler has been around forever, and he’s always been terrible.