TWO-PART PREMIERE SET FOR DECEMBER 18 ON GAC FAMILY IN THE U.S. AND ON SUPER CHANNEL HEART & HOME IN CANADA
NEW YORK, NY – October 4, 2021 – GAC Family today announced Daniel Lissing (“When Calls the Heart,” “The Rookie”) will guest star with Lori Loughlin (“When Calls the Heart,” “Fuller House”) and Carter Ryan (“When Calls the Heart”) in the two-part premiere of “When Hope Calls” Season 2. The announcement was made today by Bill Abbott, President & CEO of GAC Media.
GAC Family (formerly Great American Country) launched on September 27 under the tagline “Stories Well Told” and features family-friendly, holiday-themed movies and series that celebrate American culture, lifestyle and heritage. GAC Family is the exclusive home to the new season of “When Hope Calls” in the U.S. and Super Channel Heart & Home will exclusively broadcast the series across Canada.
“When Hope Calls” is a historical drama series set in 1916 Brookfield, a fictional, small Western prairie town of largely cattle ranchers and farmers in an era where tradition sometimes conflicts with the ambitions of a growing city. Morgan Kohan returns in season two as Lillian Walsh, a former orphan who now runs the local orphanage and creates a loving, stable home for the children in her care. Ryan-James (RJ) Hatanaka returns as Mountie Gabriel Winslow. Wendy Crewson will return to star as Tess Stewart. Hanneke Talbot is Maggie Parson. Neil Crone is Ronnie Stewart. Jefferson Brown is Joe Moody.
Executive Producers of “When Hope Calls” are Brad Krevoy, Brian Bird, Michael Landon, Jr., Alfonso H. Moreno, and David Anselmo. Producer is Kym Crepin. Supervising Producers are W. Michael Beard and Michael Shepard. Director is Bradley Walsh. The spinoff series is created by Alfonso H. Moreno.
The “When Hope Calls” Season One cable debut in February 2020 averaged a 2.0 household rating and 2 million Total Viewers. [Source: Nielsen, February 23, 2020]
Additional guest stars will be announced at a later date.