Previewing the August Original Lineup for Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies and Mysteries
[Warning: General spoilers ahead.]
As the tandem Hollywood strikes roll on deep into summer, the trickle-down effect on sites like ours is that there’s a hiatus on talent being able to do press or discuss their projects on social media, which means we’ve pressed pause on doing new interviews for the series and films we cover. We can, however, still shine a light on the hard work folks have done by previewing their projects.
First up, Hallmarkies have an August chock full of new content with films premiering every week this month – and this Sunday the Hearties are getting the landmark 100th episode of When Calls the Heart! Here’s a rundown of all the original shows and movies coming your way on Hallmark Channel (HC) and Hallmark Movies and Mysteries. Note that each of the premieres will also stream live on Peacock in the U.S., and the Hallmark Channel titles will premiere the same date and time on W Network in Canada.
Making Waves | Saturday, August 5 | 8 pm/7c (HC)
Starring: Holland Roden, Corey Cott
Directed by: Terry Ingram
Written by: Laura Streicher & Kate Schriver
Music executive Amelia (Roden) goes to a festival on the Outer Banks of North Carolina to beat out the competition for an elusive new band and discovers that the group is fronted by Will (Cott), her childhood summer sweetheart. Over the course of the week, as Amelia tries to convince Will that her company is the better choice for his musical vision, she realizes there might be a conflict of interest…her feelings for him.
When Calls the Heart | Every Sunday in August | 9 pm/8c (HC)
Look for new episodes of Season 10 every Sunday, starting with “Hope Springs Eternal,” the 100th episode of the series finds the new hot spring is the hot topic around Hope Valley while Elizabeth and Lucas host a visiting Aunt Agatha (Karin Konoval) and Julie (Charlotte Hegele). ICYMI, my interview with series stars Erin Krakow and Andrea Brooks, conducted in June before the strike, is here.
Big Sky River: The Bridal Path | Friday, August 11 | 9 pm/8c (HMM)
Starring: Emmanuelle Vaugier and Kavan Smith plus all of the cast from the first film
Directed by: Peter Benson
Written by: J.B. White, based on the book by: Linda Lael Miller
Tara (Vaugier), now settled in Montana and dating Cowboy Boone (Smith), works to bring their family lives together but tensions arise, as blending their families will be more of a challenge than they anticipated.
A Safari Romance | Saturday, August 12 | 8 pm/7c (HC)
Starring: Brittany Bristow, Andrew Walker, Maxx Monticoe, Samke Makhoba,
Directed by: Leif Bristow
Written by: Agnes Bristow
Megan (Bristow) is a research scientist living her dream in South Africa pursuing a Ph.D. in Ethology, while working as a ranger on a nature reserve. Tim (Walker), an American theme park designer, arrives to capture footage for an immersive, safari-themed attraction and Megan is assigned as his guide. They grow closer as they spend time together exploring the savanna and the animals until the reality of his impending return to the States sets in.
The More Love Grows | Friday, August 18 | 9 pm/8c (HMM)
Starring: Rachel Boston, Warren Christie, Lynda Boyd
Directed by: Heather Hawthorn Doyle
Written by: Anne Abramowittz Junget
When Helen’s (Boston) husband unexpectedly asks for a separation just after they’ve dropped off their daughter at college, she struggles to navigate her new-found single status. Thanks to a stray dog who enters her life and the friendship of a helpful veterinarian, Ben (Christie), Helen rediscovers her strength and begins to forge a new path.
Never Too Late to Celebrate | Saturday, August 19 | 8 pm7tc (HC)
Starring: Alexa PenaVega, Carlos PenaVega, Sherry Miller
Directed by: Felipe Rodriguez
Written by: John Bellina & Talia Gonzalez
Camila’s (Alexa PenaVega) busy schedule at the dental practice where she works has left her exhausted and with little time for a life outside of her patient load. When she meets Javi (Carlos PenaVega), a substitute teacher at the school where her mother, Sherri (Miller), works, she accepts his offer to join the Spanish class he teaches on the side so she can finally learn the language of her late father. She connects with her Mexican roots and with her 30th birthday approaching and Javi’s encouragements, she decides to celebrate with a “double quinceañera.”
Napa Ever After | Saturday, August 26 | 8 pm/7c (HC)
Starring: Denise Boutté, Colin Lawrence
Directed by: Alfons Adetuyi
Written by: Nina Weinman, based on a story by: Wendy Eley-Jackson
The newest title in the Hallmark Mahogany series, the film follows Cassandra (Boutté), a high-powered attorney who inherits her estranged grandmother’s winery in Napa Valley and takes a sabbatical to renovate the property that was the source of the fractures within her family. With the help of Alec (Lawrence), she learns more about the grandmother she hardly knew and is able to reconcile the past, while finally opening herself up to love.
Photos courtesy of Leif Films, David Dolsen, Allister Foster, Craig Minielly, and Albert Camicioli for Hallmark Media; videos courtesy of Hallmark Media.
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