Danger at every turn! The Hallmark Movies & Mysteries channel has won over fans with its variety of thrilling franchises over the years – and the list keeps growing.
Candace Cameron Bure, Lacey Chabert, Alison Sweeney and Holly Robinson Peete are just a few of the names that have earned their own network movie series.
Although the characters and locations are different in each franchise, each mystery film series is packed with adventure, a witty and curious trail, and plenty of twists.
In fact, Sweeney, who first played baker Hannah Swensen in the Murder, she cooked movies, revamped his character for a spin-off franchise that debuted in August 2021 called the Hannah Swensen Mysteries. The premise is always based on Joanne Flukes‘ books, but the mysteries are even more intense.
“I’m so excited to see Hannah Swensen again and to work with her again. Cameron [Mathison] and Barbaric [Niven] on these fun stories that combine romance and intrigue,” the days of our lives the star said in a statement to entertainment tonight in May 2021. “Fans have expressed their love for these characters so much and it’s exciting to bring them back to life and return to Hannah’s bakery where it all began.”
Fans met Sweeney’s Hannah in 2015 Murder, She Baked: A Chocolate Chip Cookie Mystery. The amateur sleuth has managed to help solve a murder, spark a romance with new town detective Mike Kingston (Mathison), get caught up in a love triangle with dentist Norman Rhodes (Gabriel Hogan) and runs his bakery in one movie.
While the series ended in 2017, the characters all returned in 2021 for the revamped – and continuing – story of the baker who can’t stay out of trouble no matter how hard he tries.
Sweeney, who is also the star of The Mysteries of Chronicles, is not the only Hallmark Movies & Mysteries actor to take care of a successful franchise. Cameron Bure, who is the reigning Christmas queen for the main Hallmark Channel network, is also a staple on the mystery front.
She starred in 17 Aurora Teagarden Mysteries films from 2015 to 2021. In February 2022, his 18th film in the series debuted with the Full house alum bringing a familiar face with her: her daughter Natacha Bure.
“I loved it. I loved every minute of it,” Cameron Bure said exclusively We in February 2022 to work with his daughter, who plays the younger version of his character, Aurora, in the mystery.
the Christmas contest The star explained that she talked about bringing Natasha and Lexa Doigher daughter, Mia Shanks, in the franchise for a while before it actually happened. (Doig plays Aurora or Ro’s best friend Sally Allison on the show.)
“We were like, ‘Wouldn’t it be great if we did an Aurora Teagarden [and] we did flashbacks and we had our own girls playing us as teenagers? “, recalls the native of California. “So for this to happen and we were able to do this [as actors] was so much fun.
Cameron Bure, who also shares sons Lev and Maxim with husband Valéri Bure, joked, “I felt like the greatest stage mom. I was so proud. I was giving her all kinds of notes and how to act like Aurora and Lexa was doing the same with her daughter. And we were taking pictures and then recording the screen while they were doing their scenes. Like it was, it was so much fun.
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