Aussies Raechelle & Karina Banno in Lifetime movies

Australian twins Raechelle Banno (Home and Away) and Karina Banno (Reckoning) will feature in 4 Lifetime movies inspired by the books of US writer V.C. Andrews.

Ruby, Pearl In The Mist, All that Glitters and Hidden Jewel will air over four consecutive weeks on LMN in May.

The movie series follows Ruby Landry (Raechelle Banno) 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.

Raechelle Banno said, “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?!”

Karina Banno added, “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!”

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).

Begins Monday May 3 at 8.30pm on LMN with all four movies available on demand from May 1st.

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