Alison Sweeney will star in new Hannah Swensen

Alison Sweeney will star in new Hannah Swensen

Alison Sweeney will return as everyone’s favorite baker-turned-detective in a new Hannah Swensen movie. But Cameron Mathison won’t play the romantic lead in this one. Instead, Victor Webster will step in.

“I’ve always loved working with Victor — from our years in daytime [TV] to our work together on ‘The Wedding Veil,’” Sweeney said in a statement through Hallmark. “When writing the script and developing this movie, I knew he’d be a great addition to the Hannah Swensen family and am thrilled that he said yes.”

New Hannah Swensen

The new movie is titled One Bad Apple: A Hannah Swensen Mystery. In the movie, Sweeney returns as Hannah Swensen, who has been asked to teach a baking class at the local college.

But when someone tampers with her equipment causing an explosion and one of her colleagues is murdered, Hannah begins to investigate. While trying to solve the murder, she comes face-to-face with Lake Eden’s handsome lead prosecutor Chad Norton (Victor Webster).

“The great chemistry Alison and Victor had in ‘The Wedding Veil’ trilogies made the decision to bring him into this world an easy one,” said Laura Gaines, director of development at Hallmark Media. “It will be fun for viewers to see a different side of the legal process as Hannah learns the recipe for a strong case.”

Cameron Mathison

Fans were upset when Hannah and Mike (played by Cameron Mathison) broke off their engagement in Carrot Cake Murder: A Hannah Swensen Mystery. Though Mathison appeared in the next movie, A Zest for Death: A Hannah Swensen Mystery, he did not rekindle his romance with Hannah.

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Off-screen, Mathison has signed on with Great American Media, a new company started by former Hallmark CEO Bill Abbott. The actor has already made several movies for the company’s network Great American Family.

Alison Sweeney and Cameron Mathison in the new Hannah Swensen mystery Carrot Cake Murder. (Image: Hallmark Media)
The end of an era. (Image: Hallmark Media)

Hannah Swensen

One Bad Apple: A Hannah Swensen Mystery will be the ninth movie in the Hannah Swensen series, which is also known as “Murder, She Baked.” Based on the cozy mystery books by Joanne Fluke, the movies include:

Murder, She Baked: A Chocolate Chip Cookie Mystery (2015)

Murder, She Baked: A Plum Pudding Mystery (2015)

Murder, She Baked: A Peach Cobbler Mystery (2016)

Murder, She Baked: A Deadly Recipe (2017)

Murder, She Baked: Just Desserts (2016)

Sweet Revenge: A Hannah Swensen Mystery (2021)

Carrot Cake Murder: A Hannah Swensen Mystery (2023)

A Zest for Death: A Hannah Swensen Mystery (2023)

Hallmark has not yet given a release date for One Bad Apple: A Hannah Swensen Mystery. We will update this story as more information becomes available.

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