The Hallmark movie The Love Club: Sydney’s Journey will premiere this weekend as part of the network’s Memorial Day lineup. The movie, which stars Lily Gao and Jesse Hutch, is part of a series originally released on Hallmark Movies Now.
The Love Club movies follow four women who make a pact always to help each other out when they have relationship trouble. The first film in the series, The Love Club: Nicole’s Pen Pal, starred Brittany and Bristow and Marcus Rosner. It premiered on Hallmark Channel in February.
Bristow starred as Nicole, a newly engaged interior designer who starts to wonder if she should be with her mystery college pen pal, whose letters she has kept. When she calls on the Love Club for help, they help her track down her pen pal (played by Marcus Rosner) in a mountain lodge. According to a synopsis from Hallmark, “Along the way, Nicole encounters romance, comedic imposters, female bonding, and plenty of mishaps until ultimately, the letters help lead her to her true love.”
The Love Club is one of two new series introduced by Hallmark that feature a group of friends who help each other in matters of the heart.
In 2022, Hallmark introduced the first of The Wedding Veil movies. Starring Lacey Chabert, Alison Sweeney, and Autumn Reeser, The Wedding Veil followed a group of college friends who reunite every year in a different city. During a trip to San Francisco, they discover an antique wedding veil that is rumored to bring true love to its owner.
In the first movie, Lacey Chabert’s character finds true love. In the second movie, The Wedding Veil Unveiled, Autumn Reeser finds her soulmate. In the third, The Wedding Veil Legacy, it’s Alison Sweeney’s turn to fall in love.
The movies were so well received that Hallmark made three more in 2023: The Wedding Veil Expectations, The Wedding Veil Inspiration, and The Wedding Veil Journey.
The Love Club: Sydney’s Journey
In The Love Club: Sydney’s Journey, Lily Gao stars as Sydney, a food blogger and former track star who still holds a torch for her college boyfriend. When she runs into him unexpectedly, she finds out he will be running in a Valentine’s Day 10k. She signs up for the run and then calls on her friends from the Love Club to help get her ready.
But when she is paired up with a local restaurant owner (Jesse Hutch) for the run, she finds she might be chasing after the wrong man.
About the cast
Lily Gao has appeared on the TV shows The Handmaid’s Tale, Letterkenny, Second Jen, Transplant, and Chapelwaite. In 2022, she starred in the Great American Family movie Catering Christmas alongside Daniel Lissing and Merritt Patterson.
Jesse Hutch played Luke Bailey on the Hallmark series Cedar Cove. He has also appeared on the shows Heartland, Arrow, Once Upon a Time, Smallville, and Batwoman.
He starred in the Hallmark movies Let It Snow (2013), Harvest Moon (2015), and Christmas in Toyland (2022).
The Love Club Weekend Lineup:
Hallmark will air all four movies in the Love Club series this weekend.
The Love Club: Sydney’s Journey will premiere on Hallmark Channel on Saturday, May 27 at 8/7c.
On Monday, May 29, Hallmark will air all four Love Club movies back to back:
2/1c The Love Club: Nicole’s Pen Pal
4/3c The Love Club: Sydney’s Journey
6/5c The Love Club: Lauren’s Dream
8/7c The Love Club: Tara’s Tune