The new Hallmark movie To Her, With Love will premiere on Hallmark Movies and Mysteries as part of the fall lineup. The second in its Mahogany series, the film stars Skye P. Marshall, Maria Howell, Brittany L. Smith, and Tobias Truvillion.
New Hallmark movie
In the movie, Skye P. Marshall plays Kayla, an ambitious teacher who returns to her small hometown after her stint at an elite New York school comes to an end. Her dream is to attend a competitive teaching program in London, but she is scared to apply.
Her mother (played by Maria Howell) encourages her to take a job at the local high school. When she finds out that her high school best friend Tanya (Brittany L. Smith) teaches there, she agrees to take the job.
At first, she struggles to connect with her students. But when she follows the advice of a dedicated fellow teacher (played by Tobias Truvillion), she learns to tap into their unique artistic passions and her students begin flourishing. When Kayla learns the school may be scrapping the arts department due to budget cuts, she and Jordan work together to set up a fundraising showcase.
Hallmark’s Mahogany series
Hallmark announced in 2021 that it would create a series of films under the Mahogany brand.
“We’re going to take every amazing rich, lush thing that the Mahogany card brand is, and use that as a jumping-off point to create great made-for-TV movies,” said Toni Judkins, senior VP of programming and development, in an interview with Variety magazine.
The Mahogany line of cards was introduced in 1987. According to Hallmark, “The card line exists to enhance emotional connections between family, friends and the community by capturing what’s most beloved and valued about African American culture.” Over the years, the brand has created cards with Maya Angelou, Jill Scott, T.D. Jakes, and Iyanla Vanzant.
The first movie in the series, Unthinkably Good Things, was released in August.
About the stars
Skye P. Marshall is a veteran of the United States Air Force. Following her enlistment, she earned a bachelor’s degree from Northeastern Illinois University. She studied at Stella Adler Studio of Acting and the Broadway Dance Center while working full-time at a pharmaceutical marketing firm.
After bit parts in the TV shows NCIS, Dexter, and Grey’s Anatomy, she was cast as Kara Fowdy on the CW series Black Lightning. She has appeared in The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, This Is Us, and Good Sam.
Maria Howell starred in the movie Hidden Figures, and had roles in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, and The Blind Side. In 2019, she co-starred with Kristin Chenoweth and Scott Wolf in the Hallmark movie A Christmas Love Story.
Tobias Truvillion played Vincent Jones on One Life to Live from 2006 to 2008. He has appeared in the shows Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Blue Bloods, Empire, and Sistas. In 2021, he played Alden Conway in the Hallmark movie Sand Dollar Cove.
To Her, With Love will premiere on Hallmark Movies and Mysteries on Sunday, September 11 at 9/8c.