In response to overwhelming demand, Hallmark has decided not to hold the second part of Karen Kingsbury’s The Bridge until December, and will instead premiere the film on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries on March 20 at 9pm ET/PT. And for those fans whose cable providers don’t offer HM&M, never fear; Part 2 of The Bridge will have an encore presentation on Hallmark Channel on March 27.
In addition, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries will re-air Part 1 of The Bridge immediately preceding the world premiere of Part 2. Hallmark Channel will also have a back-to-back airing on Easter Sunday, March 27 – with Part 1 replaying at 5pm ET/PT, 4pm CT with Part 2 premiering at 7pm ET/PT, 6CT.
Karen Kingsbury’s The Bridge stars Katie Findlay (How to Get Away with Murder), Wyatt Nash (Petals on the Wind), Ted McGinley (Hope and Faith) and Faith Ford (Murphy Brown). The first half of the movie concluded with Molly following in her father’s footsteps as CEO of a large corporation, and Ryan pursuing his dreams of being a professional singer.
“With thousands engaging with Karen Kingsbury’s The Bridge across our social media platforms, it was a clear message from our loyal viewers that they simply could not wait to see the conclusion to the movie,” said Michelle Vicary, Executive Vice President, Programming and Publicity, Crown Media Family Networks. “We were truly moved by the viewer response and passion this compelling story ignited, and it is an honor to premiere part two of The Bridge this March on both of our networks – Hallmark Movies & Mysteries and Hallmark Channel.”
This is such wonderful news! When the magical movie premiered in December, fans all over the world rejoiced at the beautiful adaption of Karen Kingsbury’s beloved book. But that elation turned to frustration, when it was revealed that the second part of the saga wasn’t going to air until Christmas, 2016. For fans, an entire year is simply too long to wait! Hallmark loves and respects its fans and in response to fan feedback, moved the film’s premiere. So bravo, fans!
Hallmark reveals that the second installment of the tale begins seven years after the first, with Ryan returning home from being on the road touring as a professional singer and Molly working at her father’s corporation. After they both receive devastating news regarding The Bridge and their beloved friends Charlie and Donna, Molly and Ryan meet again in Franklin, Tennessee. They are reminded of their unspoken love and dreams about a possible future together, which never happened.
I wonder if this bodes well for The Bridge‘s handsome star, Wyatt Nash! I have been wishing that we’d see more of him, so perhaps there is something exciting in the works!
Pre-production is already underway for the movie adaptation of Karen Kingsbury’s A Time To Dance, the first novel in the author’s “Timeless Love Series.” The film is scheduled to premiere later this year.
Karen Kingsbury’s The Bridge Part 2 > Hallmark Movies & Mysteries > Sunday, March 20 at 9pm ET/8pm CT
Karen Kingsbury’s The Bridge Part 2 > Hallmark Channel > Sunday, March 27 at 7pm ET/ 6pm CT (note change in time)
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