Andrea Brooks and Patch May play struggling artists who put their careers on hold to help her grandfather track down his first girlfriend in the new Hallmark movie A Lifelong Love. The actors co-starred in the 2022 film The Wedding Fix.
“I’m teaming up with @pinkflamingoboogie again for another romcom!” Andrea Brooks wrote in an Instagram post promoting the movie.
New Hallmark movie
In the new Hallmark movie A Lifelong Long, Brooks plays Annika, a struggling poet. When her latest collection of poems is rejected by publishers, she turns her attention to helping her grandfather track down his first love.
She teams up with her ex-boyfriend Ryan (played by Patch May), who is trying to make a career in photography. But when the search takes Annika out of her comfort zone, she realizes she might need to change her ways if she wants to have the life — and love — she has always dreamed of.
A Lifelong Love is one of four new Hallmark movies to premiere during July, and the only new film to debut on Hallmark Movies and Mysteries.
On Instagram, Andrea Brooks promoted the movie while also sharing photos from a costume fitting for Season 11 of When Calls the Heart.
“Our yearly fitting photo op continues. Let’s go 11!! #hearties,” she wrote in the caption.
Though a union strike has brought filming in the U.S. to a standstill, Hallmark’s longest-running original series is filmed in Canada. The show’s co-creator recently shared on Facebook with fans that they will do their best to both honor and work around the SAG-AFTRA strike.
“On Monday, July 17, the production of Season 11 BEGINS with all of our fine Canadian writers and cast- and-crew-members back to work while we wait for a peaceful resolution of these labor talks,” Bird wrote. “And for the day our US writers and actors are allowed to return. And when you experience Season 11 in 2024, through the seamless magic of the filmmaking and storytelling process, it will make it seem like they were there all along.”
A Lifelong Love will premiere on Hallmark Movies and Mysteries on Friday, July 21 at 9/8c.