When Hope Calls is ready to welcome fans with open arms.
The very first original series from Hallmark Movies Now premieres on the subscription service on August 30th. Brookfield is the setting for When Hope Calls where sisters Lillian and Grace manage a new orphanage with loving care in the year 1916.
Hailed as a spin-off of Hallmark Channel’s popular series When Calls the Heart, the new series hopes to endear fans with similar themes. Viewers can expect a healthy dose of heart, faith, and humanity from When Hope Calls.
Let’s take a look inside the new series with details published recently by Crown Media Family Networks. Find out how and when to watch.
Who we can expect
We have already met leading ladies Lillian and Grace who made a stop in Hope Valley during the Christmas special When Calls the Heart: The Greatest Christmas Blessing. We learned that Lillian and Grace were orphaned as children and spent much of their life apart from one another. They now have the opportunity to reunite as sisters and welcome other orphans into their care at the their own orphanage.
Fans will also meet Lillian and Grace’s suitors. Gabriel is the local Mountie who is interested in Lillian. Grace will be seen spending time with a ranch hand named Chuck. Chuck’s mother, Tess, will also have a presence on screen. Tess is a friend of Lillian’s, but apparently something has recently put a strain on their relationship.
Lillian is played by Morgan Kohan while Jocelyn Hudon portrays Grace. Ryan-James Hatanaka and Greg Hovanessian play Gabriel and Chuck, respectively. Finally, Wendy Crewson brings Tess to life on screen.
Michelle Vicary who is the Crown Media Family Networks Executive Vice President of Programming and Network Publicity had the following sentiment to share:
This is another series that viewers are sure to treasure. The series rounds out the experience we are offering loyal viewers in 2019. Along with our linear networks, publishing and podcast platforms, our SVOD service is another way to enjoy the original content our brand is known for. – Michelle Vicary
How and when to watch
When Hope Calls will be available on the Hallmark Movies Now SVOD (subscription video on demand) service. Viewers can subscribe monthly or enjoy the savings of an annual subscription.
Hallmark Movies Now offers viewing without any commercial interruptions. The service offers new content weekly with exclusive programming not accessible elsewhere. Viewers can access Hallmark Movies Now on multiple platforms including iOS, Android, Roku, Amazon Fire and more.
Click here to visit the Hallmark Movies Now website for further content and subscription information.
So, when do we get started? When Hope Calls premieres on Friday, August 30th with two full episodes. The series will continue to air one new episode each week on Fridays with the first season concluding on October 25th.
Fans of When Calls the Heart can already vouch for the loving kindness shared by Lillian and Grace. When Hope Calls will allow fans to get to know the sisters even better and take a peek into other aspects of their lives and challenges they will inevitably face. We also get to open our hearts to a whole new town in Brookfield!
Make a date with When Hope Calls beginning August 30th and check out our continuing coverage of the highly anticipated new series.
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