Hallmark Mystery 101 Star Kristoffer Polaha Hints at Mashup with When Calls the Heart
The actor appears to be filming on the Hope Valley set.
Remember that vivid dream you had when Hallmark's Mystery 101 headed to the Canadian filming location for the network's When Calls The Heart Hope Valley?
It wasn't a dream, folks. You were likely scrolling through Instagram and stumbled upon Kristoffer Polaha's revealing teaser video: "Well, hey there, Sleuthers, this is Kristoffer Polaha, and I got a little sneak peek for you. On our newest ‘Mystery 101,’ Amy and Travis travel back in time, and guess where we solve our next mystery? Take a look," he says in the brief Instagram video, before panning around a locale many Hallmark fans are sure to be previously acquainted with from the TV channel. “Now, I bet all you Hearties out there recognize this place pretty well. We’ve got some good surprises coming up. Stay tuned.”
In case you're unsure, the place featured in the short clip was the MacInnes Farm in Langley in British Columbia, Canada, which is used as the filming location for the fictional Hope Valley in When Calls the Heart. Watch Polaha's video below.
Of course, schedule constraints for the starring actors involved in both projects could make it unlikely for a mash-up between the casts of the two shows "...it’s more likely that 'Mystery 101' is either using the show’s set for the backdrop of a small town that’s not Hope Valley or that they will be using new background Hope Valley residents to fill out the set for the movie," writes Rachael Ellenbogen for the International Business Times. Ellenbogen also speculates that Polaha and his co-star Jill Wagner could film with non-lead characters from the When Calls the Heart cast, like Gracyn Shinyei, who plays Emily Montgomery.
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In the time being, we'll be getting excited for Hallmark's "Countdown to Summer" television event and keeping our eyes peeled for more updates from Sleuthers and Hearties' cast members.