While we wait for Hallmark to officially announce its full lineup of Christmas movies, there are rumors of what may be part of the lineup. One of those rumors is that Hallmark is not only premiering Christmas movies this year, but also a Christmas TV series also. That would be a big change for the network if the rumor turns out to be true.
According to Hollywood North Buzz, a new TV series about Christmas is currently being filmed for Hallmark. It is important to note that Hallmark itself has not yet confirmed this rumor. But Hollywood North Buzz is known to be a reliable source.
They reported, “Hallmark’s new Holidazed series follows six families living on the same cul-de-sac as they deal with the joys and chaos of being at home over the holidays.”
According to the report, David Weaver is directing and the series will be filmed from September 19 to December 12. (It’s not clear if this means it might not be for next season or not.) Little Engine, Unity Picture Groups, and Hallmark are listed as the producers.
The Twitter account @SleepyKittyPaw – known for sharing accurate news about romcom TV movies – also has shared that a christmas tv series is being filmed, but they weren’t positive yet as it was for Hallmark.
The account wrote: “That limited series HOLIDAZED, about a group of neighbors celebrating the season, starts filming next week in BC, now it could be for Hallmark, and David Weaver could be directing all or most of the eps. If that’s true , that is a very interesting new Christmas direction for the network.”
The Twitter account had guessed before that this limited series might be for a streaming service.
The series is filmed in Victoria, British Columbia.
David Weaver directs the TV series. According to IMDb, he directed the Brennan Elliott/Amanda Schull movie that just aired for Hallmark, called “Marry Go Round.” He also directed ‘Butlers in Love’, ‘Open by Christmas’, ‘Raise a Glass to Love’, ‘Wedding 6 March’, ‘Playing Cupid’, ‘If I Only Had Christmas’, Christmas’, ‘Christmas Town’,’ Bottled with love’ and more.
If the name “Holidazed” sounds familiar, it might be because Jennie Garth, Cameron Mathison, and Kristin Booth starred in a 2012 Christmas movie called “Holidaze.” This was one of those alternate universe stories where a workaholic wakes up in an alternate universe.
Interestingly enough, this one appears to have been an ABC family movie rather than a Hallmark movie.
If the rumors come true, this would make “Holidazed” one of the first limited series to air Hallmark. Hallmark is currently working on two new series and is filming the latest season of ‘When Calls the Heart’. The final season of “Chesapeake Shores” airs.
One of Hallmark’s new series, “Ride,” will premiere in 2023. According to a press release shared with pleasemynews, “Ride” is set in Colorado and follows the lives of three strong women in the Murray family, who are part of a rodeo dynasty.
Hallmark is also working on ‘The Way Home’, a new series from the makers of the popular Canadian series ‘Heartland’. This new primetime TV series is a multi-generational family drama, except it has a time travel twist, Deadline reported. The series focuses on three generations of women who make up the Landry family, along with a mystery that broke their family long ago.
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