Summer is all about summer! Luke Macfarlane has been a Hallmark Channel staple since 2014 — and after signing a multi-picture deal with the network in May he doesn’t appear to be going anywhere.
The Brothers & Sisters alum made his Hallmark Movies & Mysteries debut with 2014’s The Memory Book. He starred in his first holiday film, which he made for Hallmark Channel the following year. Christmas Land Alongside Nikki DeLoach.
Macfarlane has been featured in seasonal and Christmas favorites for Crown Media Family Network, which includes Birthday Wish, Just Add Romance Sense, Sensibility & Snowmen.
The Broadway star signed a multipicture contract with Crown Media May, one month prior to his summer romance film. Moriah’s LighthouseThe movie, titled, was released. (The movie premieres Saturday June 18th.)
“I’m excited to be part of the joy that Hallmark brings to their viewers, not only for Christmas but to be able to participate in telling these heartfelt stories all year long,” Macfarlane said in a statement to Deadline at the time. “I’m really grateful to have this opportunity.”
Crown Media’s executive vice president of programming, Lisa Hamilton DalyIn a statement from the studio,, echoed Macfarlane’s excitement.
“Luke is an actor whose ability to bring to life characters with heart makes him a fan favorite and we are lucky to work with him,” she said at the time. The Bros star’s commitment to Hallmark’s parent company comes amid competition with GAC Media for the same talent after former Hallmark boss Bill AbbottThe rival network was launched in 2021.
Before his new deal, Macfarlane had already cemented himself as one of Hallmark’s leading men. But, his role in Moriah’s LighthouseHis best film, which he plays American architect Ben, may be his finest. In the movie, Ben throws a wrench in artist Moriah’s (Rachelle Lefevre) plans to restore a local lighthouse when he arrives in the French seaside town — but those differences might just lead to love.
The Normal HeartThe actor teased the scenery backdrop for the new film while on holiday in Europe earlier in spring. “Ciel couvert à Britney France,” he captioned an April Instagram photo, which means “overcast sky” in Britney, France, which is where they worked.
Moriah’s LighthousePremieres on Saturday, June 18, 2008 at 8 p.m. ET.
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