Monday, February 25, 2013

Hallmark, the Heart of TV, brings us "When Calls the Heart"


When Calls the Heart

Network: Hallmark Channel

Original 'Movie' Air Date: October 19, 2013
Original 'TV Series' Air Date: January 11, 2014

*Directed by Michael Landon Jr.

*This is an adaptation of Janette Oke's beloved Canadian West series of novels for a Hallmark Channel Original Premiere Movie and following weekly Television Series.



Maggie Grace ... Aunt Elizabeth
Stephen Amell ... Wynn Delaney
Lori Loughlin ... Abigail Stanton
Natasha Calis ... Perlie Leverly
Jean Smart ... Frances Tunnecliffe
Daniel Sharman ... Edward Montclair
Cherie Lunghi ... Mrs. Thatcher
Christopher Villiers ... Mr. Thatcher
Lee Williams ... Higgins
Tygh Runyan ... Phillip Delaney, Sr.
Lynley Hall ... Lydia Delaney
Daisy Head ... Julie Thatcher
Tom Carey ... Mr. Moran
Alex Arsenault ... Young Farmer
Sam Duke ... Andy Moran
Anthony Harrison ... Mr. Clark
Greg Lawson ... Rev. Dickenson
Poppy Drayton ... Elizabeth
Joshua Ballard ... Lars Peterson
Lori Ravensborg ... Mrs. Moran
Brandon Olds ... Carl Clark
Jimmy Townsend ... Spencer
Griffin Cork ... Harvey Mattock
Maya Eden Orr ... Schoolgirl
Emily Bowker ... Margaret Thatcher
Hannah Duke ... Teressa Moran
Marin Petre ... Outlaw 3
Miriam Rizea ... Emma
Andrew Krivanek ... Mr. Worthington
Mihai Iliescu ... Outlaw 2
Gwynfor Jones ... John
Andrei Ionescu ... Outlaw 1
Lynley Hall ... Lydia Delaney
Christian Kerr ... Phillip Delaney, Jr.
Kyla Sendecki ... Sally Blake
Lisa Dyck ... Olga Peterson
Katie Lyn Devereaux ... Cindy Blake
Brian Martell ... Mr. Leverly
Constatin Puscasu ... Mayor Ramsey
Constantin Selaru ... Stagecoach Driver


Elizabeth Thatcher, a cultured young teacher in 1910, fears leaving her comfortable world in the city. But when she accepts a teaching position in a frontier town, she finds new purpose and love with a handsome Royal Canadian Mountie.


A classic prairie romance based upon the novel by best-selling author Janette Oke, WHEN CALLS THE HEART tells the story of Elizabeth Thatcher, a cultured, young Eastern school teacher who takes a teaching position in the hardscrabble Alberta frontier. Despite the many hardships of frontier life, she cares deeply for the school children. But she has closed her heart to love ­ until she meets handsome Wynn, a member of the Royal Northwest Mounted Police.

This family movie, set in 1910 in the beautiful foothills of the Rocky Mountains, is a co-production with Believe Pictures of Los Angeles and directed by Michael Landon Jr.

Movie Review:


I have personally read the "When Calls the Heart" book series by Janette Oke and as an avid reader, I thoroughly enjoyed it. She weaves together such amazing stories of faith, history, and adventure. I am truly looking forward to seeing these wonderful characters come to life - beyond my imagination!

Click Here to read the story, too!

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(Images above from:  aBridge International and Hallmark Crown Media Family Networks)


  1. Replies
    1. You're welcome... I was delighted to share this news!

  2. Ooooh, can't wait for this movie and the series! Thanks for the update!!

    1. I agree, Susan. It's due time for another great prairie family series and I am so looking forward to "When Calls the Heart"!

  3. I can't wait 6 months!!! But so glad to see not only a movie, but also a weekly series! It will be nice to have something new the fame can watch together!
    Thank you for the update!!!

    1. I so agree... It's wonderful to have something new the family can watch together again!

  4. Thank you SO much for alerting us about this, and all of the good movies you tell us about. I love these historical fiction movies and especially ones directed by Michael Landon, Jr.

    1. You're Welcome, Jessica. It is my joy to share these family movies. I love the period movies a lot, too.

      You are so right... Michael Landon, Jr. has an inherited gift and it is always nice to watch his creations.

      Thank you so much for your kind words regarding the site. I'm so glad you enjoy it and all the movie updates!

  5. Been waiting forever for this one! It was one of the most memorable book series I read as a teen. Plus I love the cast. ;-)

    1. I know exactly what you mean, Rissi! I've been hearing "chatter" about this movie for a couple years now and it's great now to finally have an official date of when it will premiere.

      I have read many Janette Oke books and love this series as well... so I, too, am excited to see what they will do with this series!

  6. I love the Love Come Softly movies. Looking forward to seeing this one as well.

    1. Donita, I agree... the Love Comes Softly series is a wonderful collection. I, too, am looking forward to the When Calls the Heart series with much excitement!

  7. i hope it likes little house on the prairie or road to avonlea

    1. Me too! I believe it will have that same feel!

  8. Can't wait to see this movie. It looks so so good!

  9. I am excited, too! Especially since I have read this book series by Janette Oke! It was a fascinating read - a real sweet love story and a miraculous adventure!

  10. This looks amazing! I cant wait to see it on the Hallmark Channel. Thank you for sharing this.

  11. Is this a movie or a series?


  12. Based is a stretch. I would of preferred the main story from the book and not the niece reading it from a diary.

  13. Love the Movie "When Calls the Heart". Can't wait for the series to come in January and I don't want to wait that long....

  14. Why did they change the actress Elizabeth and the actor Edward from the movie for the series?


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