Torrey DeVitto (“Write Before Christmas”) is searching for hope with the help of Dylan Bruce (“A Novel Romance”) and Patrick Duffy (“The Mistletoe Secret”) in "The Christmas Promise” for Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, which begins production this week in Vancouver. The movie will premiere on the network as part of this year’s “Miracles of Christmas” programming stunt.
In the movie, Nicole (DeVitto) learns to deal with grief, with the help of her grandfather (Duffy) and Joe (Bruce), the carpenter she hires to renovate the home that was once meant for her and her fiancé.
Stayed tuned for more Christmas announced for the 2021 season!
Production is set to begin on “The Christmas Bond” (working title), a new 2021 holiday movie, starring Holly Robinson Peete (“The Christmas Doctor”), to air later this year as part of the network’s “Miracles of Christmas” event. In addition to Robinson Peete, who is an executive producer on the project, the network has cast Lyriq Bent ("Acrimony") and Nik Sanchez (“The Rookie”) who, like the character he portrays, is on the autism spectrum.
In the story, as a single mom (Peete) and her teenaged son with autism (Sanchez) come to a crossroad during Christmas, she must learn to let go so he can flourish and finds her own heart healing in unexpected ways.
Robinson Peete, a parent of a young man with autism who has been a vocal advocate for over 20 years through her organization, HollyRod Foundation, shared the importance of bringing the story to screen. "I am making this movie for my son RJ, others with autism and their families,” said Robinson Peete. “I am grateful to Hallmark for bringing this story to screen with authenticity, respect and hope.”
“Holly Robinson Peete is a tremendously talented actor and creative collaborator,” said Randy Pope, Senior Vice President, Programming & Development. “We are excited and honored to help her bring this personal and beautiful story to life.”