‘Cedar Cove’ Star Andie MacDowell Joins Cast of New Hallmark Channel Series

TL;DR: 

  • Andie MacDowell has joined the cast of Hallmark Channel’s upcoming series The Way Home. 
  • MacDowell will play Del in the new show, which will premiere in 2023. 
  • She previously starred in Hallmark’s Cedar Cove. 
Photo of smiling Andie MacDowell of Hallmark's 'The Way Home' wearing a pearl necklace
Andie MacDowell | Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic

Andie MacDowell is returning to Hallmark Channel. The actor, who previously starred in Cedar Cove, will play Del in the network’s upcoming series The Way Home. 

Andie MacDowell joins ‘The Way Home’ cast 

The Way Home will focus on three generations of women from the Landry family. MacDowell’s character is the pillar of her small, close-knit Canadian farm town. She’s been estranged from her daughter Kat for more than two decades following a tragedy that prompted her daughter to flee her hometown. 

Now, years later, Kat has returned home with her teenage daughter Alice in tow. When the three generations of Landry women unexpectedly find themselves under the same roof, they make a discovery that teaches them important lessons about the past and puts them on a path to healing. 

“We’ve found our perfect Del Landry in Andie MacDowell,” Lisa Hamilton Daly, executive vice president, programming, for Crown Media Family Networks, told Deadline. “It was crucial to cast someone with the ability to handle the nuances and depth of the role and we can’t wait to see her bring Del to life.”

The Way Home will premiere in 2023 on Hallmark Channel. The rest of the cast has not yet been announced. 

She starred in ‘Cedar Cove’ from 2013 to 2015

The Way Home marks MacDowell’s return to Hallmark Channel. The Four Weddings and a Funeral star previously played the lead role in Cedar Cove, the network’s first original scripted series. The show aired for three seasons from 2013 to 2015. MacDowell played a single mom and judge named Olivia Lockhart who lives in a small town in the Pacific Northwest.  

“Our viewers loved Andie MacDowell when she starred in Debbie Macomber’s Cedar Cove, our first original primetime series,” said Laurie Ferneau, senior vice president, development, for Crown Media Family Networks. “We couldn’t be happier to welcome her home to Hallmark Channel and we know our fans will fall in love with her all over again.”

‘Ride’ will also premiere on Hallmark Channel in 2023

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The Way Home isn’t the only new series that will be coming to Hallmark Channel next year. The network has also ordered Ride, a multi-generational family drama about the up and downs of the Murrays, the members of a rodeo dynasty. The show will follow the characters on a journey of transformation as they try to move forward after a devastating loss. At the same time, a web of secrets threatens to tear their small town apart. However, the close-knit family remains strong despite the challenges thanks to the three powerful women at its heart: Missy, a widowed rodeo queen, family matriarch Isabel, and Valaria, a former runaway teen. 

Hallmark has also renewed When Calls the Heart for a tenth season. Its other remaining original scripted series, Chesapeake Shores, will end with the upcoming sixth season. 

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