In a recent interview, Hallmark star Kristoffer Polaha talked about making another movie in the Mystery 101 series. The actor, who co-stars with Jill Wagner in the films, said he would love to keep working on the series.
“We love telling those stories and whatever the network decides…it’s inconclusive,” said Polaha in an interview with the website Just Jared.
The series premiered in 2019 on Hallmark Movies and Mysteries with the movie Mystery 101. Jill Wagner starred as Amy Winslow, a professor of literature who specializes in crime fiction. When one of her star pupils disappears, Winslow begins investigating much to the annoyance of Detective Travis Burke (Polaha) a new transfer to the local department.
But when Winslow proves herself as an investigator, the two pair up to solve crime in the small town of Garrison, Washington.
Hallmark made seven films in the series and left fans with a cliffhanger at the end of the last movie. In Mystery 101: Deadly History, Amy and Travis finally admit they are in love with each other. The movie then cuts to a scene several months later, showing Amy engaged to someone else.
“The last 30 seconds of number seven where you’re like, what?” Polaha said in his interview.
Fans have been clamoring for another movie. Polaha said he hopes there will be more in the series.
“…there’s always been conversation about number eight, [but] there’s no like official word,” he said. “I know that some of those shows were officially canceled, but there’s been no official word on Mystery 101.”
Polaha said he loves the storylines and the audience.
“I do know that the mystery audience is a really awesome one and I want to continue telling stories for that audience in one way or another. I’m excited to see what the future brings,” he said.
New mystery series
The network also announced it would be making a prequel to the Aurora Teagarden series. Aurora Teagarden Mysteries: Something New, will star Skyler Samuels in the title role. Samuels will take over from Candace Cameron Bure, who recently left Hallmark to work with the new network Great American Family.