[Warning: General spoilers ahead.]
Virgin River fans are in for a treat beginning Sunday on CTV as another Robyn Carr series of novels is adapted for television. Hallmark favorite and When Hope Calls star Morgan Kohan headlines as Maggie Sullivan, a successful neurosurgeon on the cusp of the next level of success in Boston when her perfectly curated career goes sideways.
She retreats home to Nova Scotia to recalibrate, landing at the doorstep of her father, Sully Sullivan (Scott Patterson), whom she hasn’t spoken to in years. Reconnecting comes with a flood of memories of a once-idyllic childhood (shown in flashbacks), which was derailed and set her onto the path where she currently finds herself.
Returning home, she has to sort through the trauma of who she was then, who she is now, and who she wants to be going forward.
The drama was filmed in Nova Scotia, and taking a bit of a page from Moonshine, is set at a rural family campground run by Sully and frequented by a regular rotation of hikers, bikers, and mountain climbers. That’s also where Maggie crosses paths with Cal Jones (Chad Michael Murray) and immediately shuts down his swagger. Cal’s been helping out Sully and Maggie’s arrival, and existence, are a bit of a surprise to him.
The other residents at the camp include Frank (Tom Jackson) and Edna Cranebear (Andrea Menard and Connie Boyle (Virgin River’s Lauren Hammersley). Maggie’s mom, Phoebe (played by Republic of Doyle favorite and Virgin River alumni Lynda Boyd), wants her back in Boston immediately. Maggie’s also left behind her newly divorced boyfriend, Andrew Matthews (our fave, Allan Hawco).
The 10-episode series sharesthe same ensemble vibe and emotional space of Virgin River and was adapted by executive producer and showrunner Roma Roth, who executive produces alongside Christopher. E. Perry with Mike Volpe and Mark Gingras also producing.
Sullivan’s Crossing premieres Sunday, March 19th, at 7 pm ET/PT on CTV, CTV.ca, and the CTV app in Canada. Here’s a sneak peek
Can’t wait to finally meet #MaggieSullivan! Congrats, @MorganKohan on your new role on @SullivansXingTV 👏 We know #SullivansCrossing fans are going to fall in love with you & Maggie! Just like the #Hearties, seeing your talents shine on #WhenHopeCalls & #WhenCallstheHeart ❤️🥰 pic.twitter.com/w46scwErBa
— Sullivan’s Crossing TV Series (@SullivansXingTV) March 15, 2023
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