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Hallmark Heads Back to the 19th Century With 'Gilded Newport Mysteries: Murder at the Breakers'

I don't know what it is about series like Sanditon and Downton Abbey. but I just can't get enough of period shows. I love shows Miss Scarlet and the Duke and Hotel Portofino and even period Westerns like 1883, the prequel series to the modern-day Yellowstone. I'm looking forward to the Jane Austen-inspired movies premiering throughout the month of February on Hallmark Channel. Not to be outdone, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries has a period movie for their own. Gilded Newport Mysteries: Murder at the Breakers takes us to the end of the 19th century where an independent woman tries to solve a murder in a male-driven world.

Here's everything we know about Gilded Newport Mysteries: Murder at the Breakers including a Parade exclusive sneak peek. Take a look.

What is Gilded Newport Mysteries: Murder at the Breakers about?

It’s July 1895 and the New York elite have decamped to Newport, Rhode Island for a summer of balls, garden parties, and yacht races. Covering these events for the women’s pages of the Newport Observer is Emma Vanderbilt-Cross (Ali Skovbye), a fearless 21-year-old writer with family ties to the wealthy Vanderbilt family. But writing articles about food and fashion is the last thing on Emma’s mind when her half-brother Brady Cross (James Drew Dean) is arrested for the murder of Goddard (Cesare Scarpone), the long-time Vanderbilt business advisor. She decides to take matters into her own hands and sets out to prove her half-brother’s innocence, discovering Goddard had more than his fair share of enemies. As Emma investigates with the help of police detective and crush Jesse Whyte (Danny Griffin), housekeeper Nanny O’Neal (Gillian Barber) and coroner’s assistant Harriet Rice (Amira Anderson), she’s plunged into a word of intrigue and danger – while attracting the attention of the town’s mysterious new stranger (Nathan Witte). As Emma grows closer to the truth, Goddard’s true murderer goes on the offensive, willing to stop at nothing to keep their identity a secret.

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Is Gilded Newport Mysteries: Murder at the Breakers based on other material?

Yes, Gilded Newport Mysteries: Murder at the Breakers is basedoff a series of books from author Alyssa Maxwell. There are currently 11 books in the series with Murder at the Breakers being the first book in the series.

Meet the cast of Gilded Newport Mysteries: Murder at the Breakers

Ali Skovbye (Emma)

Skovbye is best known for her work in Firefly Lane, where she played the teenaged version of Tully Hart (Katherine Heigl). She has appeared in The Man in the High Castle and When Calls the Heart where she played Becky Stanton. Her older sister, Tiera Skovbye starred in Nurses and Ride.

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Danny Griffin (Jesse)

The British Griffin is best known for his roles in Fate: The Winx Saga and Guy Ritchie's limited crime series, The Gentleman starring Matthew McConaghey, Charlie Hunnam, and Henry Golding.

Nathan Witte (Derrick)

Witte has starred in the Merry Liddle Christmas movies on Lifetime and has appeared in several Hallmark Channel series and films including The Nine Kittens of Christmas, Chesapeake Shores, and Garage Sale Mysteries.

When does Gilded Newport Mysteries: Murder at the Breakers premiere?

Gilded Newport Mysteries: Murder at the Breakers premieres on Friday, Feb. 2 at 9 p.m. ET on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.

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When can I watch Gilded Newport Mysteries: Murder at the Breakers again?

Sunday, Feb. 4 at 7 p.m. ET
Wednesday, Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. ET
Saturday, Feb. 10 at 9 p.m. ET
Friday, Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. ET

Does Parade have a sneak peek of Gilded Newport Mysteries: Murder at the Breakers?

It's no mystery that we do! Check out this Parade exclusive sneak peek from Gilded Newport Mysteries: Murder at the Breakers below.

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