Donna Mills, Fran Drescher to star in Lifetime’s next V.C. Andrews project

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Mills will play Lillian Cutler and Drescher will play Agnes Morris, while McIntyre will play Michael Sutton.

Stargirl and Bella & Bulldog’s Breck Basinger will play Don Longchamp, while Jesse Metcalf and Khobe Clark will co-star as Ormond Longchamp and Jimmy Longchamp, respectively.

The TV series will be based on the books Dawn, Secrets of the Morning, Twilight’s Child, and Midnight Whispers.

The final novel in the series, Darkest Hour, is currently in development.

“The first film in the series, Dawn, follows the story of Don Longchamp, who after growing up in humble surroundings with a very hardworking and loving family, is suddenly stripped of everything when he is forced into a new family. Whose darkness is there, and the entangled mysteries change the course of his life forever,” said a synopsis.

“As Don struggles to fit in, his evil grandmother Lillian Cutler (Mills) rules his life with an iron fist and inflicts brutal punishment when Don doesn’t obey his strict orders.

Finding herself embroiled in the mysteries surrounding the family, it becomes clear that a dark and inevitable curse is looming over the Cutlers.”

The cable network recently adapted Andrews Garden of Shadows as a miniseries called Flowers in the Attic: The Origin. Lifetime has also produced several TV movies based on the Paradise series of books.

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