Markian Tarasiuk and Kathryn Davis in the new Hallmark movie Welcome to Valentine. The film will debut as part of Hallmark Channel's Loveuary lineup. (Image: Hallmark Media)

New Hallmark movie celebrates the most romantic holiday of the year

The new Hallmark movie Welcome to Valentine celebrates the most romantic time of the year in style. Starring Kathryn Davis and Markian Tarasiuk, the romantic comedy will premiere as part of Hallmark Channel’s Loveuary lineup.

“Welcome to Valentine ~ premiering on Feb 18th at 8/7c on @hallmarkchannel,” Davis wrote in an Instagram post to promote the movie. “Very excited to share it with you. Starring yours truly @the_kathryn_davis and @marktaras – directed by the incredible @stefanbrogren.”

New Hallmark movie

In Welcome to Valentine, Kathryn Davis stars as Olivia, a woman who loses her job and her boyfriend just a week before Valentine’s Day. Her sister Vanessa (played by Kara Duncan) suggests she return home to their small Nebraska town to regroup. Olivia reluctantly agrees and even manages to get a lift from her roommate’s friend George (played by Tarasiuk), who is driving from New York City to Los Angeles.

They set out on their trip but get delayed when George’s car breaks down just outside Olivia’s hometown of Valentine, Nebraska.

Forced to spend several days together, both George and Olivia start to realize that they may have their priorities mixed up. As the attraction between them grows, they wonder if maybe the road trip is the start of a beautiful relationship.

About the cast

Kathryn Davis was born in Bath, England and raised in British Columbia. She earned a bachelor’s degree in performance acting from Toronto Metropolitan University.

She has appeared in live theater productions and has had roles in the TV shows Jupiter’s Legacy, Departure, and The Wedding Planners. She starred in the romantic comedies Christmas With a Prince (2018), A Christmas Exchange (2020), Cooking Up Love (2021), Christmas on 5th Avenue (2021), Six Degrees of Santa (2022), Planes, Trains, and Christmas Trees, Santa’s Got Style (2022), and the Hallmark Countdown to Christmas original movie The Christmas Carousel.

Markian Tarasiuk is a Ukrainian-Canadian actor who grew up in Winnipeg, Manitoba. A graduate of Studio 58, he made his film debut in Disney’s Bunks (2013). Tarasiuk has appeared on the TV shows Virgin River, Supernatural, Surface, and Family Law.

Hallmark fans will recognize him from the movies A Homecoming for the Holidays (2019), Sweet Revenge: A Hannah Swensen Mystery (2021), Our Italian Christmas Memories (2022), and Christmas at the Golden Dragon (2022).

Welcome to Valentine will premiere on Hallmark Channel on Saturday, February 18 at 8/7c.

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