Actress Morgan Kohan shared the sad news that the TV series When Hope Calls is unlikely to come back for a second season.
“It’s a show that keeps popping by to say, ‘Hi,’ but you never know,” she told Hello magazine. “I think it’s a really beautiful world and I’m so happy for my time in it. I think maybe, at a point, I would [return to the show] but I’m really excited with where my career is taking me now.”
Kohan has been promoting her new series, Sullivan’s Crossing. Based on a series of books by Robyn Carr — the same author behind Virgin River — the Canadian show premiered on the CW network on October 4.
In the series, Kohan plays Maggie Sullivan, a neurosurgeon whose life is turned upside down when she finds herself unexpectedly at the center of legal troubles. She leaves behind her career in Boston and returns to Sullivan’s Crossing, a campground nestled in her hometown in Nova Scotia.
She tries to reconcile with her estranged father, Sully, (played by Scott Patterson of Gilmore Girls). She also meets Cal Jones (played by Chad Michael Murray), who makes her start to doubt her relationship with her boyfriend (played by Allan Hawco).
In the interview, Kohan touched on how the show shares traits with the Hallmark series When Calls the Heart.
“There’s nothing too crazy or dark here,” she said. “You’re going to leave that hour feeling good and a lot of the time, for me anyway, it makes me want to call my own family and my friends, and bring my community closer together which I think is a beautiful thing. Sullivan’s Crossing, Virgin River, When Calls The Heart – all of them are about tight-knit communities where everybody is in it together.”
When Hope Calls
Kohan starred in When Hope Calls, a spinoff of Hallmark’s hit series When Calls the Heart. She played Lilian Walsh, who was adopted as a child and separated from her sister, Grace (played by Jocelyn Hudon).
After searching for years, Lilian finds Grace and the two start an orphanage in the small community of Brookfield. The show aired for one season on Hallmark in 2019. Great American Family, the network founded by former Hallmark CEO Bill Abbott, created a two-episode Christmas special that aired in 2021.
In When Hope Calls: A Country Christmas, the folks of Brookfield entered a magazine competition for the No.1 Country Christmas Town. Both Lori Loughlin and Daniel Lissing reprised their roles as Abigail Stanton and Jack Thornton from When Calls the Heart in the Christmas series.
Fans were hoping to see more of the show but neither Hallmark nor Great American Family have indicated they will pick it up for another season.
A native of British Columbia, Morgan went to college to study dancing and found herself required to take acting class. She eventually fell in love with acting and switched.
“I would have these moments of weird blackouts, of being so present in those classes and there was something so magical about that,” she said.
She appeared on the TV shows Murdoch Mysteries, Kim’s Convenience, Star Trek: Discovery, and Ransom. In addition to appearing in When Calls the Heart and When Hope Calls, Kohan starred in the Hallmark movie Love on Harbor Island (2020).
The cast of Sullivan’s Crossing recently finished filming Season 2 of the series.
All 10 episodes of Season 1 will air on the CW throughout October and November on Wednesdays at 8/7c.
The series can also be streamed on Hulu + Live TV, YouTube TV, Sling TV, and FuboTV.