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Some of the best films and TV shows come from popular books. Look at films like Gone with the Wind and The Notebook and TV series such as Firefly Lane and Sweet Magnolias.
Hallmark Movies & Mysteries next movie, Big Sky River, is based on a book by popular romance novelist Linda Lael Miller.
Here's everything we know so far about Big Sky River including a Parade.com exclusive sneak peek!
What is Big Sky River about?
Looking to take a break from New York City and put some real distance between herself and her ex-husband, Tara Kendall (Emmanuelle Vaugier) books a summer rental in a small, rural Montana town that endeared itself to Tara as a young girl. She credits her time there for her love of horses and horseback riding.
Sheriff Boone Taylor (Kavan Smith) has finally found his footing after losing the love of his life. Boone is kind to his new neighbor, but he can’t deny that there’s something very special about Tara and he’d like her to stay for more than just one summer. When Tara’s stepdaughter reaches out for help, the painful realities of real life step on any dreams of life in the country. That is, unless Tara can take care of those she loves and herself, all at once.
Is Hallmark's Big Sky River based on a book?
Big Sky River is based on a book of the same name by Linda Lael Miller.
Who's in the Big Sky River cast?
Emmanuelle Vaugier (Tara)
Emmanuelle Vaugier has extensive credits in both film and television which include ABC's Mistresses and the film Secondhand Lions with Michael Caine. Most recently she has guest starred on Magnum, P.I. and Supergirl.
Fun fact: Both Vaugier and Smith starred in the TV series, Rogue, but in different seasons. Rogue also starred a pre-Yellowstone Cole Hauser.
Kavan Smith (Boone)
Hallmark Channel viewers are quite familiar with Kavan Smith, who has played Lee Coulter on When Calls the Heart since season 2. Sci-Fi fans will also recognize Smith from his roles on Stargate: Atlantis, The 4400, and Eureka.
Who directed Big Sky River?
Big Sky River was directed by Peter Benson, who also appears in the film. You might recognize Benson from his roles in the Aurora Teagarden Mystery movies, Netflix's The Baby-Sitters Club, or The Bletchley Circle: San Francisco.
Benson has directed several Hallmark projects including Rise and Shine, Benedict Stone, The Santa Stakeout, and most recently, Color My World with Love.
When does Big Sky River premiere?
Big Sky River premieres on Sunday, Aug 7 at 9 p.m. ET on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.
When can I watch Big Sky River again?
Tuesday, August 9 at 7 p.m. ET
Thursday, August 11 at 9 p.m. ET
Sunday, August 14 at 5 p.m. ET
Saturday, August 27 at 3 p.m. ET
Is there a trailer for Big Sky River?
Yes! Check out the official preview for Big Sky River below.
Does Parade.com have a sneak peek of Big Sky River?
Ask and you shall receive! Check out the Parade.com exclusive content below and in the gallery above.