The stars of Hallmark’s rodeo show Ride did a Facebook Live appearance ahead of the Season 1 finale but one major question was left unanswered: Will there be a Season 2?
Nancy Travis, Beau Mirchoff, Jake Foy, Sara Garcia, Tiera Skovbye, and Tyler Jacob Moore all answered questions about their characters and the show’s various storylines. But the Friday afternoon appearance ended without any announcement about Season 2.
Not that fans didn’t ask.
“Praying you have season two coming out love this show,” wrote one fan in the comments section.
“As soon as we have more information, we’ll be sure to post it on our FB page,” wrote the page administrator for Hallmark Channel. “Thank you for reaching out.”
Canceled or renewed?
Fans have been speculating for weeks as to whether the series would be renewed. Some have even suggested the current strike by The Writers Guild of America could affect production.
But Hallmark has not commented at all, except to say an announcement will come soon.
Ride premiered on Hallmark Channel on March 26. It was the second of two new series to premiere on the network in 2023. The Way Home, which starred Andie MacDowell and Chyler Leigh, had its debut in January.
In Ride, Nancy Travis stars as Isabel McMurray, the matriarch of a rodeo dynasty. Isabel, who lost both her husband and her oldest son to bull-riding accidents, is struggling to decide whether she can afford to hold on to her family’s Colorado ranch.
Her son Cash (played by Beau Mirchoff) wants to become a professional bull-rider to raise money for the ranch, but Isabel is terrified something will happen to him. Instead, she connects with a wealthy family that may be interested in buying the land from her.
In addition to Travis and Mirchoff, the show stars Jake Foy as the family’s youngest son, Tiera Skovbye as former rodeo queen Missy, the widow of Isabel’s oldest son, and Dylan Neal as the patriarch of the family interested in buying the ranch.
Fan reactions to the series have been mixed. Some say it’s the perfect new show for Hallmark and a great alternative to the TV show Yellowstone.
“It’s like Yellowstone without the swearing and murder,” one wrote on Facebook.
Others struggled to get interested in the storyline.
“Too many characters,” another wrote. “Too much going on. The back stories are hard to follow.”
Ratings for Season 1 of the series have varied greatly from week to week. Episode 1 brought in around 1.3 million viewers. Episode 9, on the other hand, had around 830,000 viewers.
Hallmark’s other new series, The Way Home, had between 1.3 and 1.7 million viewers per episode.
The Season 1 finale of Ride will premiere on Hallmark Channel on Sunday, May 28 at 9/8c.