Fans thrilled that Hallmark series renewed for second season

Fans thrilled that Hallmark series renewed for second season

Fans of the hit Hallmark series The Way Home were thrilled to find out the show has been renewed for a second season.

“The press and our audience have enthusiastically embraced The Way Home from the first episode making the decision to renew the series an easy one,” said Lisa Hamilton Daly, executive vice president of programming at Hallmark Media. “We’re thrilled to be able to continue the journey of the Landry family and can’t wait for fans to see what’s next.”

“This is awesome news!” wrote one fan on Hallmark Channel’s Facebook page. “Love this show!”

The series, which premiered in January, quickly amassed a following of dedicated fans — we’ve dubbed them “Homies” — who have become intrigued by the mystery and drama in the show.

Hit Hallmark series

Hallmark announced on social media that it would bring the show back for a second season.

“How about a message from the future? #TheWayHome will return for Season 2 on @hallmarkchannel!” read the post.

Andie MacDowell, who stars as Del Landry in the series, commented on the post.

“Extremely grateful,” she wrote. “So proud of the show. Love being a part of Hallmark #teamwork #Gratitude #celebrate.”

“Yay!!! I’m so happy!” wrote a fan. “I was starting to feel kind of sad that we only had 4 more episodes of this amazing show. Amazing news!”

The Way Home

The Way Home premiered on Hallmark Channel on January 15.

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The show stars Andie MacDowell in her first Hallmark role since headlining the network’s show Cedar Cove. MacDowell plays Del Landry, the matriarch of a family that has been broken since the disappearance of her son in 1999.

Grey’s Anatomy alum Chyler Leigh plays Kat Landry, Del’s daughter, who has been estranged from her mother for 20 years. When Kat loses her job and splits from her husband, she receives a letter from her mother asking her to return home. Kat leaves Minneapolis with her teenage daughter, Alice (played by Sadie Laflamme-Snow), and moves back to the small town of Port Haven, New Brunswick.

When she arrives home, she finds out that her mother never sent a letter. Alice becomes intrigued by the cold relationship between her mother and grandmother and begins looking into the disappearance of her uncle.

Hallmark star Crystal Lowe, who plays Rita Haywith in the film series Signed, Sealed, Delivered, will soon become a director. The actress is one of the first participants in Hallmark's new Make Her Mark Women’s Directing Program. (Image: Hallmark Media)

Heartland connection

Heather Conkie and Alexandra Clarke, a mother-daughter team who have worked on the CBC series Heartland, are executive producers on the show. They created the series with Marly Reed.

“Heather Conkie, Alexandra Clarke and Marly Reed have created a rich, textured story filled with heart and mixed with intrigue that’s proven to be a winning combination,” said Laurie Ferneau, Senior Vice President, Development, Hallmark Media. “Season two is sure to bring more drama and mystery as the Landry family’s history is revealed.”

“I love this show,” wrote one fan on Facebook. “The acting is so good. It makes me cry every week but I still love it.”

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“Great news!” wrote another. “Love this series!”

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