Brendan Penny and Stacey Farber play single parents brought together by their adopted children in the new Hallmark movie A Season for Family. The film will premiere on Hallmark Movies and Mysteries as part of its Miracles of Christmas lineup.
New Hallmark movie
In A Season for Family, Stacey Farber stars as Maddy, a successful manager at a five-star hotel and the single mother of an adopted son named Wesley. When her son tells her his only Christmas wish is to meet his brother, she contacts the adoption agency for help.
The agency contacts Paul (Brendan Penny), a widower who adopted Wesley’s brother, Cody. At first, Paul isn’t interested in letting Cody meet his brother, in large part because he hasn’t told Cody he’s adopted.
Maddy heads home to Park City, Utah, for the holidays, which happens to be where Paul lives. Wesley and Cody meet in ski school. Though they have no idea that they are related, they form an immediate bond.
When they introduce their parents, spark fly. But Paul discovers that Wesley is Cody’s brother and starts to pull away. His best friend (played by Edward Ruttle) helps Paul realize he cannot deny his son the chance to know his brother.
About the cast
Farber has been acting since she was in elementary school. Her breakthrough role came on the Canadian series Degrassi: The Next Generation. She has also appeared in Virgin River, Diggstown, Superman & Lois, and unREAL.
She starred in the 2022 Hallmark movie Butlers in Love. In an interview, Farber said she loves working with Hallmark.
“Nothing bad happens,” she said. “It’s just good viewing. …It’s heartfelt and an escape from everyday stress.”
Brendan Penny starred as Kevin O’Brien the Hallmark series Chesapeake Shores. He has also appeared in the TV shows Blade: The Series, Smallville, and The Whistler.
He starred in the Hallmark movies The Gourmet Detective (2015), ’Tis the Season for Love (2015), Autumn in the Vineyard (2016), A Dash of Love (2017), Summer in the Vineyard (2017), Magical Christmas Ornaments (2017), Pride, Prejudice and Mistletoe (2018), Valentine in the Vineyard (2019), Easter Under Wraps (2019), The Secret Ingredient (2020), A Little Christmas Charm (2020), Beverly Hills Wedding (2021), Tie For Them to Come Home For Christmas (2021), In Merry Measure (2022), The Wedding Cottage (2023),
A Season for Family will premiere on Hallmark Movies and Mysteries on Wednesday, November 22 at 8/7c.