Sarah Drew to Star in New Hallmark Series, 'Mistletoe Murders'

Sarah Drew

Hallmark Channel has a hit with When Calls the Heart, but the network is always looking for new series to add to their library. Rodeo drama Ride didn't take off out of the gate and was canceled after one season. Hallmark has higher hopes for two new recently announced series The Chicken Sisters and Mistletoe Murders, led by Sarah Drew.

Here's what we know so far about Hallmark's new Christmas-themed series, Mistletoe Murders.

What is Mistletoe Murders about?

The series was just announced so we don't yet know too much about Mistletoe Murders. How Hallmark describes the series: "When Emily isn’t busy running her charming small-town, Christmas-themed store, Under the Mistletoe, she finds herself compelled to investigate local murders with the help of handsome local police detective and his teen daughter. On the surface, Emily is a perfectly lovely, good-natured mystery lover—but she is hiding a secret past that, if exposed, threatens to destroy the new life she has built in Fletcher’s Grove."

Is Mistletoe Murders based on other material?

Mistletoe Murders is based on a podcast of the same name.

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Has production begun on Mistletoe Murders?

Production on Mistletoe Murders begins in June 2024.

Where is Mistletoe Murders filmed?

Mistletoe Murders will film in Toronto and the surrounding areas.

Meet the cast of Mistletoe Murders

We know about as much about the Mistletoe Murders cast as we do the show's premise. Sarah Drew is the only cast revealed so far. Check out this space for updates as we get closer to the premiere date.

Sarah Drew (Emily Lane)

Best known for her role as Dr. April Kepner on Grey's Anatomy, Drew got her start on Everwood with Treat Williams and a pre-Guardians of the Galaxy Chris Pratt. She most recently starred in Branching Out and Guiding Emily for Hallmark Channel. Drew's character on Mistletoe Murders is described as smart, tough and observant, but also kind, empathetic and charming.

Behind the camera, Drew has written several scripts and produced content for Lifetime including Reindeer Games Homecoming and A Cowboy Christmas Romance.

When does Mistletoe Murders premiere?

An premiere date has yet to be announced, but the show is just beginning production so it will most likely premiere in 2025. We'll keep this space updated as we get more details.

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