LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Lifetime, the exclusive home of V.C. Andrews movies, adds big names to their next movie series event centered on the Landry Family with Naomi Judd (The Killing Game), Crystal Fox (Big Little Lies), Gil Bellows (Patriot) and Deborah Cox (Influence) in the first installment of the series, “Ruby.” Naomi Judd’s film installment of “Ruby” is set to air in 2021, with air dates and times to be announced at a later date.
WATCH “RUBY” TRAILER HERE.
Naomi Judd joins the previously announced cast twins Raechelle Banno (Pandora) and Karina Banno (The Letdown) and Lauralee Bell (The Young and the Restless).
The movie series follows Ruby Landry, who after being raised by her loving grandmother (Naomi Judd) 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.
Ruby is filled with hope as love blooms with her high school sweetheart Paul Tate, but lingering thoughts of her mysterious father and her mother’s death often creep into Ruby’s mind. As dark family secrets begin to reveal themselves when Paul’s parents forbid him from seeing Ruby, Ruby is further devastated when her beloved Grandmère (Naomi Judd) passes away. Forced to flee to New Orleans from the bayou, Ruby searches for her estranged father (Bellows), one of the richest men in the city, as she clings to her memories of Paul and their forbidden love.
This Labor Day weekend, Lifetime will air a special V.C. Andrews Marathon starting on Saturday, September 5th at 12pm PT/ET and Sunday, September 6th at 10am PT/ET – full schedule below. Saturday titles will include My Sweet Audrina starring India Eisley and William Mosely, followed by the Heaven series – Heaven, Dark Angel, Fallen Heart, Gates of Paradise and Web of Dreams – starring Annalise Basso, Jason Priestley and Daphne Zuniga. Sunday will include and encore presentation of select Heaven titles, followed by the Flowers in the Attic series – Flowers in the Attic, Petals on the Wind, If There Be Thorns and Seeds of Yesterday – starring Heather Graham, and Ellen Burstyn. Viewers will also be treated to a sneak peek of the Ruby trailer.
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 becomes Lifetime’s latest adaptation of the prolific writer’s work and will debut 2021. Lifetime’s VC Andrews Landry Family movie series comes on the heels of last summer’s premiere of V.C. Andrews’ Casteel Family movie series, which ranked as cable’s No. 2 new drama series among W25-54* for 2019.
The Ruby casts also includes Sam Duke, Ty Wood, Serge Houde, Liza Huget, Mason Temple, Ducan Ollerenshaw, Paula Giroday, Marc-Anthony Messiah, Veena Sood, Bob Frazer, Eric Vincent and Caroline Yonge.
ABOUT NAOMI JUDD:
Naomi Judd is a six-time GRAMMY®, nine-time CMA and seven-time ACM Award-winning singer, songwriter, actress, philanthropist, author and public speaker, whose life and career continues to inspire dreamers today. Naomi and her daughter Wynonna brought a fresh acoustic sound to country music, with unmistakable harmonies as The Judds surrounding Wynonna’s powerful lead vocals. The Judds are often celebrated for a rarely-interrupted stretch of 14 No. 1 hits when every single of theirs released by RCA Nashville/Curb landed in the Billboard Top 10; and a career that defined what it means to be individualists in the music business. The Judds dominated touring in the 80s with 20 Top 10 hits, have sold more than 20 million albums and blazed a trail for duos and women who have followed them. Hailing from the Appalachian foothills of Ashland, Ky., mother and daughter duo The Judds were discovered by RCA Nashville label head Joe Galante in 1983, after they landed a guest spot on WSM-TV’s Ralph Emery Show. The Judds made their Billboard country chart debut at the end of that year, with “Had a Dream (for the Heart),” and they were on their way to a history-making career. In 1991 when Naomi’s diagnosis of hepatitis C forced her to retire from the road, The Judds embarked on a historic farewell tour with Garth Brooks as an opening act. Naomi focused on her health, beating the disease and wrote several New York Times Best Sellers and became a popular motivational speaker and actress. To this day, their enduring legacy has inspired their peers, as well as established and aspiring artists. The Judds broke the mold for what it means to be an entertainment titan and remain one of the most successful acts in the history of the country music format. In 2021, The Judds will receive a star on the world’s most famous walkway, The Hollywood Walk of Fame.