Michael Landon, Jr., and Brian Bird, creators of Hallmark’s hit sequence “When Calls the Heart,” are engaged on a brand new TV sequence. It’s not clear presently if it is going to be on The Hallmark Channel or one other community.
They’re ‘Very Excited’ About the New Series, Which They’ve Already Sold
In aninterview with Charisma Podcast Network’s Greenelines podcast with host Dr. Steve Greene, Bird revealed that he and Landon are engaged on a brand new sequence. Bird and Landon are govt producers of “When Calls the Heart” and “When Hope Calls.”
“Michael and I are partnered on one other tv show that I can not fairly speak about but, however we’re very enthusiastic about it,” Bird revealed. “We’re hopefully going to have the ability to speak about it quickly, however we have offered it and we now are engaged on the pilot for it. And so we’re enthusiastic about that.”
Bird did not reveal something further in regards to the sequence within the interview, so it is not clear when it’s going to begin to air. He additionally did not reveal whether or not or not the sequence will air on The Hallmark Channel or a special community.
Bird additionally shared that he and Landon are working collectively on a documentary about racial reconciliation.
“He and I discovered a narrative of racial reconciliation that’s so related for right now that it completely have to be instructed,” he mentioned. “It’s a real story … based mostly on a e book.”
This documentary is a separate venture from the TV sequence, however he and Landon are working collectively on each. Bird defined that the documentary is about two individuals who uncover they’re linked prior to now by way of slavery and a 50-pound cast-iron kettle that “binds these two males collectively in friendship and reconciliation.”
Bird mentioned the 2 males uncover that “the one reply to every little thing that ails us is grace. The atonement act of apology and forgiveness.”
Interest in Uplifting TV Is Increasing, Bird Shared
Bird mentioned that TV viewers have a renewed curiosity in family-friendly, uplifting tv.
“There’s a lot shell shock occurring from life basically,” he mentioned. “So they’re starved to demise for uplifting leisure. For hope, for comfortable endings, for a way of uplift of their lives and getting previous the darkness and the cynicism of our age.”
He mentioned this want for uplifting TV has performed a job within the success of “When Calls the Heart,” which lately even beat “The Walking Dead” in reside viewer numbers. Both exhibits aired on the identical time throughout components of the season.
“We’re getting a number of people saying to us, ‘How do you do what you do? Can you do it for us?” he mentioned. “Even on the community degree, they’re beginning to get a way of perhaps we do want extra mild in a darkish world and never a lot cynicism. You can solely take a lot mafiosos and drug sellers on TV.”
Bird Has a New Series Called ‘Mystic’ Airing in Canada
Outside of the U.S., Bird can also be helming a brand new sequence referred to as “Mystic.” The synopsis for the sequence reads: “A gaggle of horse-mad youngsters who’re regulars at their native stables on the fictional peninsula of Kauri Point.”
The British-New Zealand TV sequence airs on CBBC, TVNZ, and the Seven Network. Bird revealed that he is engaged on discovering a house for the sequence within the United States. It’s already been renewed for 2 extra seasons.
“My objective is to get it in entrance of the eyeballs of American viewers now, so we’re engaged on that proper now,” he revealed on the podcast.