While it may be true that When Calls the Heart is over for the season, you don’t have to wait until 2020 for more of the franchise! There is a spin-off coming entitled When Hope Calls, at least provided that you are a subscriber to Hallmark Movies Now. It’s going to bring you to a new town, feature some different characters, and also give you the occasional crossover along the way.
What this represents to us is simple: Hallmark knowing where their metaphorical bread is buttered. It makes sense for them to offer more of the greater Hope Valley world, and it makes sense for viewers to want some more entertainment in the same vein. Given that Hallmark Movies Now isn’t known for its original series, this is a good way to usher in subscribers. (The service offers access to much of the network’s library of originals, on demand and without commercials.)
Interested in more on When Hope Calls? Then take a look below at the official synopsis, or here for a short trailer featuring some familiar faces:
“From the beloved world of ‘When Calls The Heart’ comes ‘When Hope Calls,’ a new Hallmark Movies Now original series that tells the story of sisters Lillian and Grace who open an orphanage in the 1916 Western town of Brookfield. 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. Familiar faces from Hope Valley, including Rosemary and Leland Coulter and Mountie Nathan Grant will be visiting Brookfield throughout the season.”
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Ultimately, When Hope Calls is a natural extension to When Calls the Heart and a proper way to get immersed into the world for a little while longer. It’s premiering this August, and at that time, you’ll be probably craving a little more of this world. We’ll see how it performs since really, all of this is an experiment.
What’s a good comparison for When Hope Calls?
Think in terms of what CBS All Access is doing with The Good Fight, their spin-off show for The Good Wife. The #1 thing that they should consider is putting an episode of When Hope Calls up during the summer on the linear network. That way, you do your best to ensure that it gets an audience and you build up intrigue!
For more on the future of When Calls the Heart…
Be sure to check out this link to get a little more info, and the renewal announcement promo.
What do you want to see on When Hope Calls when it premieres? Be sure to share now in the comments. (Photo: Hallmark Channel.)