Bull riders, mountains, and a man named Tuff: Everything you need to know about Hallmark’s new show

Bull riders, mountains, and a man named Tuff: Everything you need to know about Hallmark’s new show

Hallmark’s new show Ride will premiere at the end of March. Set on a ranch in the Rockies, the series stars Nancy Travis as the matriarch of a multigenerational rodeo dynasty.

The show is the second new series Hallmark has introduced this year. The Way Home premiered on January 15.

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In a trailer released by the network, Nancy Travis’s character, Isabel McMurray, narrates several shots of the family’s ranch and rodeo.

“This ranch, this family — I’ve learned you can’t take anything for granted,” she says.

The series follows Isabel and her three sons — Austin, Cash, and Tuff (no, seriously, that’s his name) — as they attempt to keep the ranch they own from being bought out by greedy developers. The family is joined in their struggle by former rodeo queen Missy (played by Tiera Skovbye) and ranch-hand-turned-family-member Valeria Galindo (played by Sara Garcia).

In the trailer, it becomes clear that Cash (played by Beau Mirchoff) wants to compete as a bull rider to raise money. But Isabel knows how dangerous this is and doesn’t want him to risk his life.

Evan Williams and Andie MacDowell in the new Hallmark series The Way Home. (Image: Hallmark Media)

Where was the show filmed?

The series was shot on location in Calgary, Alberta. (Coincidentally, the CBC series Heartland — a show Ride has been compared to — is also filmed on a ranch in Alberta.)

In a video promoting the show, cast member Jake Foy talked about the authenticity of the series.

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“Part of the magic of the show is that we shoot everything practically,” said Foy, who plays Tuff McMurray. “We’re really on a ranch in the Rockies. We’re really in the ring with bulls and bull fighters.”

About the cast

Nancy Travis starred in the movies Three Men and a Baby and its sequel, Three Men and a Little Lady. She appeared in The Vanishing with Kiefer Sutherland, Internal Affairs with Andy Garcia, and Greedy with Michael J. Fox. From 2007 to 2009 she starred on The Bill Engvall Show. She has also appeared on Grey’s Anatomy and How I Met Your Mother.

Beau Mirchoff, who plays Cash on the show, appeared on the CBC series Heartland, as well as MTV’s show Awkward. He starred in the movies See You in Valhalla, Flatliners, and All Summers End.

Tiera Skovbye, who plays former rodeo queen Missy on the show, has appeared in the TV shows Once Upon a Time, Nurses, and Riverdale.

Ride will premiere on Hallmark Channel on Sunday, March 26 at 8/7c.

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