The romance between Andrew Walker and Nikki DeLoach heats up in new Hallmark mystery
Andrew Walker and Nikki DeLoach are back in a new Hallmark mystery. The sequel to a movie released last year, Curious Caterer: Grilling Season sees the romance between the two leads heat up.
In a Facebook Live event to promote the movie, Andrew Walker and Nikki DeLoach talked about the growing tension between their characters, Detective Tom Schultz and caterer Goldy Berry.
“There’s a little bit more flirtation going on in this movie than there was in the first one,” Walker said.
New Hallmark mystery
Curious Caterer: Grilling Season is the follow-up to Curious Caterer: Dying For Chocolate, which Hallmark Movies and Mysteries released last year.
Based loosely on a series of mystery books by Dianne Mott Davidson, the movies follow a caterer named Goldy Berry, who helps a detective in her small town — Tom Schultz — solve murders. (The fact that she eventually becomes Goldy Schultz in the books should give viewers a sense of where their relationship is headed.)
In Grilling Season, Goldy caters a barbecue for a friend who ends up dead after her grill explodes after the party. Goldy is the number one suspect because she was the last one to use the grill. She works with Schultz to clear her name.
The situation becomes even more complicated when Tom’s ex-wife shows up while they are trying to solve the murder.
In their Facebook Live event, Walker and DeLoach joked about how often they have been paired up in Hallmark movies. Walker even referred to himself as DeLoach’s ‘work husband.’
He even asked fans to continue their support for the new mystery series so he could work exclusively with DeLoach.
Walker has appeared on the TV shows Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Reba, The Big Bang Theory, CSI: Miami, CSI: NY, ER, and When Calls the Heart. He has starred in the Hallmark movies A Bride For Christmas, Debbie Macomber’s Dashing Through the Snow, Merry & Bright, Sweet Autumn, Christmas Tree Lane, My Christmas Family Tree, A Maple Valley Christmas, and Three Wise Men and a Baby.
DeLoach played Brenda Long on Days of Our Lives from 2007-2009. She also had roles on Walker, Texas Ranger, CSI: NY, Cold Case, NCIS, Mad Men, Criminal Minds, and Grey’s Anatomy. She has starred in the Hallmark movies The Gift of Peace, Taking the Reins, Cranberry Christmas, and Love Takes Flight.
Curious Caterer: Grilling Season will premiere on Hallmark Movies and Mysteries on Sunday, February 5 at 7/6c.