Prime Video has released the first teaser trailer for The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart, a new original Prime Video series starring Sigourney Weaver. Also executive produced by Weaver, the seven-part series is based on the novel of the same name by Holly Ringland. With Weaver in the titular role, the series tells the emotionally compelling story of Alice Hart. Get a glimpse into Alice's life by watching the newly released trailer below.
The official synopsis for The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart is as follows:
When Alice, aged 9, tragically loses her parents in a mysterious fire, she is taken to live with her grandmother June at Thornfield flower farm, where she learns that there are secrets within secrets about her and her family’s past. Set against Australia’s breathtaking natural landscape, and with native wildflowers and plants providing a way to express the inexpressible, this enthralling family drama spans decades. As she grows from her complicated past, Alice's journey builds to an emotional climax when she finds herself fighting for her life against a man she loves.
The series is set in Australia where author Holly Ringland grew up. That plays a big part of the visuals that are put on display in The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart, given how Ringland spent a lot of time in her childhood in her mother's tropical garden in Eastern Australia. Years later, Ringland would reflect on those childhood memories when putting together this story.
“I was constantly barefoot,” Ringland explained about her upbringing in an interview with Absolutely Anything. “I was in mum's garden, and in the beginning of Alice Hart's life, where her mom Agnes puts words all over the house so Ellis begins to associate that literacy with objects and draw them together in her world — that's exactly what my mom did. That was pulled straight from my own life.”
The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart Brings Holly Ringland's Book to Life
Along with Weaver (Avatar, Alien), the series stars Gold Logie and AACTA award winner Asher Keddie (Nine Perfect Strangers, Offspring), 2022's AACTA Best Lead Actress winner Leah Purcell (The Drover's Wife: The Legend of Molly Johnson, Wentworth), Alycia Debnam-Carey (Fear the Walking Dead, Saint X), Frankie Adams (The Expanse), Alexander England (How to Please a Woman), Charlie Vickers (The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power), Tilda Cobham-Hervey (I Am Woman), Sebastian Zurita (Amazon Original series Como Sobrevivir Soltero), Alyla Browne (Nine Perfect Strangers), and Xavier Samuel (Elvis).
Weaver executive produces alongside Sarah Lambert and Glendyn Ivin, as well as Jodi Matterson, Bruna Papandrea, and Steve Hutensky of Made Up Stories. The series is produced by Amazon Studios, Made Up Stories, and Fifth Season. Ivin directs all seven episodes while Lambert serves as showrunner.
The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart will debut on Prime Video on Aug. 4, 2023. Three episodes will be released at launch, and new episodes will then be released weekly until the series finale on Sept. 1, 2023. You can check out the earlier teaser below.