Lifetime hatches mini

'The Landry' is based on five V.C. Andrews novels

The Hatchery and Jaffe/Braunstein have teamed to develop a miniseries for Lifetime based on the V.C. Andrews novel franchise “The Landry.”

Janet Brownell, who wrote the Lifetime telepic “Nora Roberts’ Angels Fall,” starring Heather Locklear and Johnathon Schaech, is on board to write the script.

“The Landry” is based on five V.C. Andrews novels published between 1994 and 1998. Project follows a poor Louisiana woman who realizes her father is actually part of a wealthy New Orleans family — and never knew that he had a daughter. The first book in the series, “Ruby,” is the basis for the mini.

The Hatchery co-CEOs Margaret Loesch and Bruce Stein announced the partnership with Jaffe/Braunstein. Loesch, Stein, Michael Jaffe and Howard Braunstein will exec produce, along with Dan Angel (“Door to Door”), who’s also a part of the Hatchery.

Andrew Neiderman, who served as the ghost writer for V.C. Andrews books after she died in 1986, is on board as a consultant.

Jaffe/Braunstein most recently produced the Lifetime movie “Write & Wrong,” starring Kirstie Alley.

“Their experience in producing more than 100 television movies will prove invaluable as we undertake production of this ambitious story that is told over a span of years and in locations from the swamps of Louisiana to the streets of New Orleans,” Loesch said.

Brownell’s other credits include the telepics “Eloise in Paris,” “Gilda Radner: It’s Always Something” and “The Amy Fisher Story.”

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