Soap opera fans are super thrilled about Cameron Mathison (ex-Ryan Lavery, All My Children) returning to the daytime world with a new role on General Hospital, but that's not the only soapy news the actor has going on at the moment: he's also about to reunite with popular Days of our Lives star Alison Sweeney (Sami Brady, Days of our Lives) in a new Murder, She Baked film.
ET reports that the daytime icons will be reprising their characters from the popular Hallmark Movies & Mysteries movie franchise, but their alter egos -- Hannah Swenson and Mike Kingston -- will be tackling a brand-new mystery this time around.
The as-yet-untitled film will pick up with Hannah and Mike enjoying their engagement while still managing their busy careers. However, a murder at Hannah's gym complicates their wedding plans as Hannah's need for sleuthing again impacts Mike's investigation.
In addition to Sweeney and Mathison, Barbara Niven will also be back as Hannah's mom, Delores Swensen.
"I'm so excited to revisit Hannah Swensen and to again work with Cameron and Barbara on these fun stories that combine romance with intrigue," Sweeney said in a statement. "The fans have been so vocal in their love of these characters and it's exciting to be bringing them back to life and to return to Hannah's bakery where it all began."
Adds Mathison via an Instagram post, "Incredibly excited to be back on set with @alisweeney for another Hannah Swenson mystery!!!! Yesterday was my first day on set and I was bouncing off the walls I was so happy to be back at it (also because I ate tons of cookies and cream puffs in the scenes we shot). Super grateful to all of the fans that love Hannah, Mike, Norman, Delores and the gang, and wanted us to continue having fun and solving murders. You're gonna love this one."
Sweeney, Mathison, and Niven starred in the previous five Murder, She Baked films, which aired between 2015 and 2017. Production on the new mystery movie began this week in Vancouver, with a premiere date planned for this summer on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.
UPDATE (June 28, 2021): Hallmark has announced that Sweeney and Mathison's upcoming Murder, She Baked film will be called Sweet Revenge: A Hannah Swensen Mystery. Catch its premiere on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries on Sunday, August 8, at 9PM ET/PT.
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