Foxtel has confirmed it will host the exclusive Australian premiere of four new movies on LMN Australia inspired by the books from one of the most popular authors of all time V.C. Andrews.
Centred on the best-selling Landry series – Ruby, Pearl In The Mist, All that Glitters and Hidden Jewel, the films will air over four consecutive weeks this May on the Lifetime Movie Network.
V.C. Andrews’ Landry series stars Australian twins Raechelle Banno (Home and Away) as Ruby and Karina Banno (Reckoning)as Giselle.
The movie series follows Ruby Landry who, after being raised by her loving spiritual healer grandmother in the Louisiana bayou, is ensnared in a world of dark family secrets and betrayal upon discovering that she has another family living in New Orleans.
“Working with the Lifetime Network to bring this movie series to life has been so many pleasures in one: I was able to collaborate with a network that continues to promote female-driven content, I got to do it alongside my best friend and twin sister Karina, and now, we get to share it with audiences back home. What’s not to love?!” – Raechelle Banno
“I know that there is a passionate Lifetime and V.C. Andrews fan base at home here in Australia, so to be able to finally share the work we’ve done to bring these beloved stories and characters to life, is thrilling! And to have collaborated with Raechelle – my twin sister AS twin sisters makes it a dream come true!” – Karina Banno
Also starring in this movie series event is Naomi Judd (The Killing Game), Crystal Fox (Tyler Perry’s A Fall From Grace), Gil Bellows (Patriot), Deborah Cox (Influence), Lauralee Bell (the Young and the Restless), Daytime Emmy award winner, Kristian Alfonso (Days of our Lives); Golden Globe nominee, Marilu Henner (Taxi); Leo Award winner Richard Harmon (The 100, Bates Motel); Leo Award winner Jennifer Laporte (V.C. Andrews’ Web of Dreams) and Evan Roderick (Arrow, BH90210).
The V.C Andrews’ Landry Family book series – Ruby, Pearl in the Mist, All That Glitters and Hidden Jewel – is the second highest-selling series from the author and is Lifetime’s latest adaptation of the prolific writer’s work.