Four new Hallmark movies will premiere in May, including a new Hannah Swensen mystery and a Broadway-themed movie featuring original music performed by Tamera Mowry-Housley.
The fun starts Mother’s Day weekend with Dream Moms, a movie starring Tamera Mowry-Housley, Chelsea Hobbs, Roger Cross, and Andrew J. Hampton.
“On Mother’s Day weekend, we are excited to bring our viewers a movie celebrating moms and the overwhelmingly important role they play in their family’s lives,” said Elizabeth Yost, senior vice president of development for Hallmark Media. “We hope people will be inspired by seeing the magic that can happen when you have the courage and support to follow your dreams.”
New Hallmark movies
In Dream Moms, Tamera Mowry-Housley plays Danielle, a one-time off-Broadway performer and former backup singer who retired from her career in order to raise her daughter. At her brother’s urging, she meets Claire (played by Chelsea Hobbs), a once-aspiring professional dancer who is working as a bookkeeper while she raises her two sons. Danielle’s brother (played by Andrew J. Frampton) wants the two to compete in a nationally televised competition.
As the women rehearse together, they regain their sense of self and passion they once had as performers. According to a synopsis from Hallmark, “When competing priorities arise with their families and cause them to reconsider, the pair ultimately realize they need to show up for themselves and set an example to never give up your dreams. They compete in the talent contest and with the support of their families, Danielle and Claire learn it’s never too late to become what or who you want to be.”
The movie features three original songs, and was the first movie in Hallmark’s Make Her Mark Women’s Directing Program, in which an aspiring filmmaker follows an established director through the process of directing a movie. For this film, Signed, Sealed, Delivered star Crystal Lowe shadowed director Jessica Harmon.
Jane Da Silva mystery
Next up is A Jane Da Silvery Mystery: Case of the Broken Song. The movie stars Jodie Sweetin as Jane Da Silva, a singer who inherits her family’s non-profit detective agency.
Also starring in the movie is Chesapeake Shores star Stephen Huszar, who plays Detective John Cameron. With Cameron’s mentorship, Da Silva investigates the untimely death of her mother.
A National Park Romance
Cindy Busby will star in Love in Zion National Park: A National Park Romance. The series showcases the beauty of America’s parks. In the movie, Busby plays Lauren, an assistant curator trying to prove that a set of ancient vases belongs with the Pueblo Nation.
On a trip to Zion National Park, she meets a park ranger (played by David Gridley) who helps her on her mission.
New Hannah Swensen
Finally, the latest movie in the Hannah Swensen Mysteries series will premiere. Alison Sweeney returns as baker-turned-sleuth Hannah Swensen in Carrot Cake Murder: A Hannah Swensen Mystery.
In the movie, a skeleton is discovered in the rubble of a demolished building and Swensen becomes determined to figure out how it ended up there. She is joined by Detective Mike Kingston (played by Cameron Mathison) and her mother (played by Barbara Niven).
Dream Moms will premiere on Hallmark Channel on Saturday, May 13 at 8/7c.
A Jane Da Silvery Mystery: Case of the Broken Song will premiere on Hallmark Movies and Mysteries on Sunday, May 14 at 7/6c.
Love in Zion National Park: A National Park Romance will premiere on Hallmark Channel on Saturday, May 20 at 8/7c.
Carrot Cake Murder: A Hannah Swensen Mystery will premiere on Hallmark Movies and Mysteries on Sunday, May 21 at 7/6c.