The first Hallmark Movies Now original series

Hallmark Channel’s first-ever streaming series, “When Hope Calls,” will officially premiere Friday, August 30th, on Hallmark Movies Now, the network’s SVOD subscription service. The first two episodes will debut on August 30th, followed by a new episode launching every Friday. The series is spawned from Hallmark Channel’s longest running, most-watched primetime series to date, “When Calls the Heart,” which will return for its seventh season in 2020.

When Hope Calls centers around sisters Lillian (Morgan Kohan) and Grace (Jocelyn Hudon) who open an orphanage in the 1916 Western town of Brookfield.As the two are caught between the traditions of cattle ranchers and the ambitions of a growing town, they strive to find romance and happiness while overcoming the challenges of helping the children in their care. Throughout their journey, they discover community, acceptance and love as they create the family they always longed to have. Viewers will recognize Kohan and Hudon who first appeared as their characters in the 2018 When Calls The Heart holiday movie, “The Great Christmas Blessing.”

The cast also includes R.J. Hatanaka as Gabriel, the Brookfield Mountie who catches Lillian's eye; Greg Hovanessian as Chuck, the ranch hand vying for Grace's heart; and Wendy Crewson as Tess, Chuck's mother and up until recent events, a longtime family friend of Lillian's.

Subscribers to Hallmark Movies Now have access to nearly 1,000 hours of family friendly content, with new programming becoming available every week. The service is available on iOS, Android, Roku and Amazon Fire, among other devices.

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