DANIEL LISSING ADDED TO CAST OF “WHEN HOPE CALLS” SEASON 2 TWO-PART PREMIERE SET FOR DECEMBER 18 ON GAC FAMILY IN THE U.S. AND ON SUPER CHANNEL HEART AND 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.
About GAC Media
GAC Media, LLC is home to Great American Channels: “GAC Family” Stories Well Told and “GAC Living” Life Well Lived. As the flagship service, GAC Family celebrates American culture, lifestyle and heritage with original holiday-themed, family-friendly movies and series. GAC Living is the unscripted companion to GAC Family that celebrates Great American family-friendly traditions every day and every season. GAC Media, LLC was established in June 2021 and was organized by Dallas-based Hicks Equity Partners LLC and Bill Abbott. Its ownership primarily consists of US-based family offices.
About Super Channel Entertainment Network
Super Channel is a national pay television network, offering subscribers exceptional entertainment value, uncut and commercial-free, with four diverse channels – Super Channel Fuse, Super Channel Heart & Home, Super Channel Vault and GINX Esports TV Canada – plus, access to Super Channel On Demand where available by service provider.
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