Katherine McNamara stars as a law student trying to free her brother when he is indicted for murder in the new Hallmark mystery True Justice: Family Ties. The movie, which will premiere this weekend on Hallmark Movies and Mysteries, was written by Hallmark star Nikki DeLoach and her writing partner Megan McNulty.
In an Instagram post from the set of the film, DeLoach said she was thrilled to see the script being brought to life.
“My writing partner @megmcnut and I had the honor of bringing to life a new mystery on @hallmarkmovie,” she wrote in the caption. “We wrote the character of DA Quinn with @benjaminayres in mind. Thank God he said yes. And we couldn’t have asked for a more perfect leading lady in @kat.mcnamara, our Casey Barlowe.”
Ayres responded in the comments section.
“When the character description was ‘Very Attractive Late 20’s’ I knew it was written for me,” he wrote. “Jokes aside, I’m still absolutely flattered/honored that you did this for me. I am SO proud of this project and your writing ability along with @megmcnut.”
In True Justice: Family Ties, Katherine McNamara stars as law student Casey Barlowe. When her brother (Sam Ashe Arnold) is falsely accused of murdering her friend from college, Casey becomes determined to prove his innocence. She turns to her classmates (played by Markian Tarisuk, Marisa McIntyre, and Sabrina Saudin) and her friend Liam (Alexander Nunez), who is a private investigator, for help.
Her law professor (played by DeLoach) gives her a tip that helps the group get started, but the closer they get to discovering the truth, the more they begin to question their own safety.
Katherine McNamara has appeared on the TV shows Drop Dead Dive, Law and Order: SVU, and CSI: Crime Scene Investigators. From 2016 to 2019 she starred as Clary Fray on Shadowhunters. She played Mia Smoak on Arrow and Abby Walker on Walker: Independence. In addition to True Justice: Family Ties, McNamara starred in the 2022 Hallmark movie Love, Classified.
True Justice: Family Ties will premiere on Hallmark Movies and Mysteries on Friday, January 12 at 9/8c.