The scariest part of the new Hallmark mystery movie Mystery Island is that it takes place on a remote island with NO CELL SERVICE.
If that isn’t terrifying enough, there is also a murder.
New Hallmark mystery
In Mystery Island, Elizabeth Henstridge stars as Dr. Emilia Priestly, a noted British criminal psychiatrist. When her friend, Baroness Jane Alcott (played by Kezia Burrows) insists she take some time off, Priestly agrees to accompany the baroness on a trip to a mystery-themed resort island.
When she arrives, she discovers the no cell service rule and comes face-to-face with the resort’s eccentric owner, John Murtaugh (Robert Getman). In the resort’s inaugural weekend, the guests are supposed to solve a pretend murder.
But when the guests discover the owner dead, the game is halted and the entire island is shut down so that police can investigate.
Solving a mystery
Though Emilia is at the resort to relax, she soon puts her investigative skills to use and joins forces with the handsome local detective (played by Charlie Weber) who has been sent out to solve the case.
“The lines between game and reality are blurred as they unravel the web of romance, revenge, and betrayal behind the resort, its guests, and its elusive founder,” reads a synopsis from the network.
This is the fourth new mystery Hallmark has debuted this year. In May, Lacey Chabert and Will Kemp starred in The Dancing Detective: Deadly Tango. Tamera Mowry-Housley played a conductor who solves a mystery at an Irish boarding school in Haunted Harmony Mysteries: Murder in G Major. And Jodie Sweetin starred in The Jane Mysteries: Inheritance Lost.
Elizabeth Henstridge got her start on the British TV series Hollyoaks. She appeared in the movies Gangs of Tooting Broadway (2013), Reach Me (2014), and Wolves at the Door (2016). She has starred in the TV shows Ultimate Spider-Man, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and Suspicion.
In 2019, she co-starred with Ryan Paevey in the Countdown to Christmas rom-com Christmas at the Plaza.
Charlie Weber moved to New York at the age of 19 to study acting. He worked as a model before being cast in the Greg Berlanti film The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy.
He appeared on How to Get Away With Murder, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Drew Carey Show, Charmed, Veronica Mars, House, Burn Notice, Bones, Warehouse 13, and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.
He also starred in the movies The Locksmith, As They Made Us, After We Collided, and Coyote Lake.
In 2022 he made his Hallmark debut in the movie Christmas Bedtime Stories.
Mystery Island will premiere on Hallmark Movies and Mysteries on Friday, September 29 at 9/8c.