The new Hallmark movie Love in the Great Smoky Mountains: A National Park Romance will feature a reunion between two members of the popular CW series The Vampire Diaries. Arielle Kebbel, who played Lexi Branson on the show, and Zach Roerig, who starred as Matt Donovan, will headline the new movie, which will premiere as part of Hallmark Channel’s Fall Into Love lineup.
In an Instagram post, Hallmark teased the new movie with a picture of the pair.
“Will searching for historic artifacts also bring back old feelings for former college sweethearts…?” reads the caption.
New Hallmark movie
Arielle Kebbel stars as Haley and Zach Roerig stars as Rob, exes who reunite when both are on an archaeological excavation site in the Great Smoky Mountains.
Though Rob is eager to rekindle their relationship, Haley is determined to remain professional. It turns out she is still upset because when they were both seniors, they applied for the same research grant but Rob won.
“The two eventually reconnect over their common love of nature and history, spending time together exploring the park,” reads a synopsis from Hallmark. “But when Haley finds pictographs in a cave that may lead to the existence of a mythical Cherokee diamond, Rob struggles to keep up with her adventurous nature. And to complicate their relationship even more, they discover they are once again competing for the same research grant. They work together and finally find the cave, and slowly realize that the journey is perhaps more important than the destination – and love is more valuable than any research grant.”
About the cast
Arielle Kebbel starred in the TV series 90210. She has also appeared on Gilmore Girls, CSI: Miami, True Blood, The Vampire Diaries, unREAL, and American Dad. She had starring roles in the movies John Tucker Must Die, Fifty Shades Freed, and The Grudge 2.
Kebbel has appeared in the Hallmark movies A Bride For Christmas (2012), Bridal Wave (2015), and A Brush With Love (2019).
Zach Roerig starred as Matt Donovan on The Vampire Diaries. He has also starred in the TV shows The Gifted, Legacies, Dare Me, and Step Up: High Water.
Love in the Great Smoky Mountains: A National Park Romance will premiere on Hallmark Channel on Saturday, September 2 at 8/7c.