Wait, what? Hallmark ends popular Mystery 101 series on a cliffhanger

Wait, what? Hallmark ends popular Mystery 101 series on a cliffhanger

Hallmark has canceled its beloved Mystery 101 series. The announcement came from the two stars of the movies, Jill Wagner and Kristoffer Polaha, who both posted on social media.

“Thanks for the memories to all you wonderful fans and thank you @jillwagner @robinthomasactor @poperandy @sprowsie and @hallmarkmovie for one hellova ride,” wrote Polaha in an Instagram caption.

The news came as a surprise to fans, who have been waiting for an update since the last Mystery 101 movie ended on a cliffhanger.

Mystery 101

Mystery 101 premiered on Hallmark Movies and Mysteries in 2019. The series starred Jill Wagner 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.

In all, seven movies were made in the series:

Mystery 101 (2019)
Mystery 101: Playing Dead (2019)
Mystery 101: Words Can Kill (2019)
Mystery 101: Dead Talk (2019)
Mystery 101: An Education in Murder (2020)
Mystery 101: Killer Timing (2021)
Mystery 101: Deadly History (2021)


The final movie included a cliffhanger ending that left fans shocked. After Amy and Travis finally admit they are in love with each other, the movie cuts to a scene several months later, showing Amy engaged to someone else.

Kristoffer Polaha even mentioned the moment in an interview with Just Jared.

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“The last 30 seconds of number seven where you’re like, what?” Polaha said.

Jill Wagner

In a heartfelt message posted to Instagram, Jill Wagner thanked the cast and crew.

“The End,” she wrote. “@polahaha thank you for being such a good friend and partner in this amazing ride. I’m proud of what we created buddy. @robinthomasactor you made being your daughter easy. Thank you for lending your talents to our show. To @prestonvanderslice, the best Robin to my Batman! To all the crews over the years…the show was built on your backs! Thank you!!!”

She also thanked fans and gave them her version of what happened to Amy and Travis.

“And to the fans…..just so you know in my mind, Amy and Travis get married and go on a super long honeymoon to Fiji.!! thank you all for being so supportive and loving the show like you did! Stay tuned for the next chapter with me, lots of fun things coming your way…..and you know I always love a good mystery #Mystery101.”

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