Hallmark stars Chad Michael Murray and Morgan Kohan are joining forces in a TV adaptation of Robyn Carr’s bestselling novel “Sullivan’s Crossing,” according to Deadline, along with “Gilmore Girls” actor Scott Patterson. The show will air on The CW, according to the outlet.
“I’m coming home,” Murray wrote in an April 27 Instagram post. “I’m excited to head back to where it all started.”
Kohan also took to Instagram to share the good news sharing how “stupidly lucky to be surrounded and supported by the most stellar people along this wild wild ride.”
Patterson shared an Instagram post on April 28, telling his followers, “Some familiar faces are returning to The CW this fall.” He also took fans on a behind-the-scenes tour of the campground set in Canada.
“The CW is a place where strong, character-driven family dramas shine, and we couldn’t have asked for a better home for Sullivan’s Crossing,” said Lisa Honig, EVP of distribution North America, Fremantle on April 26 via the Nexstar Media Group press release. “We are thrilled to continue a strong partnership with them, especially around a series as genuine, compassionate, and entertaining as this.”
About ‘Sullivan’s Crossing’
“Sullivan’s Crossing is an emotionally rich, authentic family drama that will immediately resonate with audiences thanks to an incredible cast and relatable themes of self-reflection, second chances and the power of community,” Brad Schwartz, CW’s entertainment president, told Deadline.
Much like the novels, according to Deadline, the show will follow Maggie Sullivan (Kohan), in a “drama that follows a star neurosurgeon … who appears to have it all until her business partner is indicted for fraud and she finds herself charged with negligence. She leaves Boston to return to her home of Sullivan’s Crossing, a remote campground by her estranged father Sully (Patterson). There, she meets a newcomer named Cal Jones (Murray).”
“It’s a pleasure to be working once again with executive producer and showrunner Roma Roth to bring yet another one of my novel series to life on the small screen. Scott Patterson is the ideal actor to play Sully Sullivan and both Morgan Kohan and Chad Michael Murray are the perfect fit as Maggie Sullivan and Cal Jones,” said Carr on April 26 via the Nexstar Media Group press release.
Chad Michael Murray & Morgan Kohan Read Text Messages
In an April 28 YouTube video posted on the MUCH Music channel, Murray and Kohan participated in a fun activity of reading each other’s text messages. Murray, who said he has never deleted a text message, admitted to having an iPhone 8 and is still paying for iTunes from his computer, he said.
The producer had them search the term “Sullivan” to see if they were discussing the show among their peers. Murray did have a text message from someone he doesn’t “have saved,” he said, and he apologized to whoever texted him.
As for Kohan, she had two text messages from Murray, which apparently text in all capital letters. Murray suggests “Sullivan’s Crossing” take a shot at Broadway after hearing the crew sing him “happy birthday.”
“Sullivan’s Crossing” is set to air on The CW fall of 2023.