From the Production Journal of Michael Landon Jr. and Brian Bird, Executive Producers and Creators of "When Calls the Heart"

What an honor to give you a behind-the-camera update from the set of our town "Coal Valley" and the world of "When Calls the Heart." I’m writing this in our production journal on Day 1 of principal photography on Episode 1, which we are calling "Lost and Found." Our creative partner, Janette Oke, is happy and has signed off on our first script, but I’m very nervous because this will be my first time directing a television series. I’m also thrilled, but nervous to be working with such fabulous actors such as Lori Loughlin, Erin Krakow and Daniel Lissing. We are responsible for the words on the pages of our script, and for visually bringing the world to life. But they are responsible for making "Elizabeth Thatcher," "Jack Thornton" and "Abigail Stanton" come alive as living, breathing characters who we pray you, the audience, will fall in love with and commit to going on the journey of this series with us.