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Chyler Leigh in 'The Way Home'
The Way Home is one of two new series that premiered on Hallmark Channel this year—and the only one getting a second season. Unfortunately, Ride was not picked up for a second season. The series was granted waivers to continue production during the Hollywood strikes and the series was filmed this summer in Toronto, Canada.
Here's everything we know about Season 2 of The Way Home.
What is The Way Home about?
The family drama tells the story of Kat Landry (Chyler Leigh), her 15-year-old daughter Alice (Sadie Laflamme-Snow) and Kat’s estranged mother Del (Andie MacDowell) who are all strong, willful and independent women. More than 20 years prior, life-changing events created a chasm in their family that time has yet to repair. Kat and Del still aren’t on speaking terms. Alice has never met her grandmother and is unaware of the reasons for their fractured family. When these three generations come together under one roof for the first time in more than two decades, a surprising discovery sets the trio on a path toward healing and helps them find their way back to each other.
What happened in Season 1 of The Way Home?
In the first season of The Way Home, Alice discovered she could travel through time after she accidentally fell into a pond on her grandmother's property in Port Haven, New Brunswick, Canada. The pond somehow transported Alice back to the late 1990s/early 2000s when her mother, Kat, was a teen. There she befriends a teenaged Kat and her good friend Elliot (Evan Williams) and meets her grandfather Colton (Jefferson Brown), who had died before Alice was born. While back in time, Alice tries to unravel the mystery of her uncle Jacob's (Remy Smith) disappearance.
Alice's mother, Kat, also discovers the secrets of the pond and time travels back to a time when both her father and brother were still alive. Determined to change the past and save both her brother and father, Kat attempts to alter history but her attempts are futile. Elliot, who has known about the time traveling pond and Alice since he was a teen, is able to finally reveal not only this knowledge to Kat but also his long-standing crush for her. By season's end, Kat discovers that her uncle Jacob must have fallen into the pond and is in another time.
Will there be a season 2 of The Way Home?
Yes! Hallmark Media announced that the show had been picked up for a second season on March 2, 2023.
When does The Way Home season 2 premiere?
Season 2 of The Way Home will premiere on Sunday, Jan. 21 at 9 p.m. ET on Hallmark Channel. Episodes will be available to stream later in the week on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. This is almost exactly 1 year after the season 1 premiere on Jan. 15, 2023.
Meet The Way Home cast
Chyler Leigh (Kat Landry)
Chyler Leigh is best known to audiences for her roles on Grey's Anatomy and Supergirl.
After a family tragedy that led to Kat and Del's estranged relationship, Kat is surprised to receive an unexpected letter from Del urging her to come home. Having been recently laid off and seeing her marriage coming to an end, Kat decides to return home though the family reunion is not what she expects.
Sadie Laflamme-Snow (Alice Dhawan)
Sadie Laflamme-Snow plays Alice, Kat's daughter and Del's granddaughter. Fairly new to the entertainment scene, her previous credits include Game On and Sinister Switch.
Andie MacDowell (Del Landry)
Andie MacDowell takes on the role of Del, the Landry matriarch in The Way Home.
MacDowell previously led the ensemble cast of Cedar Cove, Hallmark Channel's first foray into television series. The show also starred Bruce Boxleitner, Dylan Neal, Teryl Rothery, and Brennan Elliott.
Evan Williams (Elliot Augustine)
Evan Williams plays Elliot Augustine, Kat Landry’s good friend from high school who now teaches science at their alma mater. The unexpressed feelings he had for Kat back then may still be lurking just under the surface, but the two pick up their easy friendship when Kat returns to their small town of Port Haven, New Brunswick. Elliot is also Alice's science teacher and plays a surprising role in the journey Alice takes as she learns the truth about her family’s past. Williams' previous credits include Westworld, Midnight at the Magnolia, and Christmas Takes Flight.
Jefferson Brown (Colton Landry)
Jefferson Brown plays Colton Landry, Del's husband and Kat's father, in flashback scenes on the series. Brown is a familiar face to Hallmark fans as he has appeared in several movies on the network including Love on a Limb and Northern Lights of Christmas. He also had a recurring role as Jake Moody, the owner of the local mercantile on When Hope Calls, a spinoff series of When Calls the Heart.
Al Mukadam (Brady Dhawan)
Mukadam plays Brady, Kat's ex-husband and Alice's father. His previous credits include Hudson & Rex and Secrets in a Small Town.
Alex Hook (Teen Kat Landry)
Alex Hook plays the teen version of Kat (Chyler Leigh), who befriends Alice after she pulls her from the pond.
David Webster (Teen Elliot)
David Webster plays teen Elliot (Evan Williams), who learns of Alice's time-traveling abilities and must keep the secret and his knowledge of what happens in the future for decades until he meets up with Alice again in present day.
Siddharth Sharma (Teen Brady)
Siddharth Sharma plays teen Brady, the smug, popular jock that catches Kat's eye and sweeps her off her feet.
Remy Smith (Jacob Landry)
Smith plays the youngest Landry. The Landry family is put into a tailspin when Jacob goes missing as a child. After years of hope, Del decides she must have him declared dead so that she can move past her grief, but is he really gone?
Where does season 2 of The Way Home pick up?
Season 2 starts where the shocking season one finale left off and put viewers on the edge of their seats—with Kat exclaiming to Del that she knows what happened to Jacob. As Kat continues her quest to find Jacob and bring him home, mother and daughter uncover unexpected revelations about their origins that bring answers to some questions while new ones are raised.
Who is the White Witch in The Way Home?
Based on what we saw in the season finale, it appears that Kat is the White Witch as she time travels back to another time in hopes of finding her brother, Jacob and return home. If she finds him, will he be the young Jacob that disappeared or an older Jacob? And how will he have changed after time traveling to the past?
Who is Jacob Landry?
Jacob Landry (Remy Smith) is Kat's younger brother that mysteriously disappeared when they were kids. After keeping hope alive for decades, their mother, Del, makes the hard decision to officially declare him dead. As Kat learns more about how the pond works, she thinks Jacob isn't dead after all, just in another time.
Where is Jacob Landry?
Based on the season finale, it looks like Jacob is missing—missing from this time period. Kat believes Jacob might have fallen in the pond and ended up in another time. As she goes to search for him through time, it appears Jacob might have landed in the 1800s.
Where does The Way Home film?
The Way Home is filmed in Toronto, Canada and the surrounding areas.
Who's producing The Way Home?
Heather Conkie and Alexandra Clarke, Heartland's mother-daughter team exec-produced with Mar Vista Entertainment and Neshama Entertainment.
MarVista Entertainment has produced several Hallmark Channel favorites including Finding Father Christmas, Bottled with Love, and A Godwink Christmas.
How can I watch The Way Home?
The Way Home will air on Hallmark Channel in the U.S. and W Network in Canada. Episodes will be available to stream on Hallmark Movies Now. You can also purchase episodes on popular sites like Amazon, iTunes, Google Play and others.
How many episodes of The Way Home are there?
There are 10 episodes in season 1 of The Way Home. Season 2 will also have 10 episodes.
When was The Way Home filmed?
Filming for season 2 of The Way Home began on Aug. 21 and is currently in production with a projected Dec. 5 finish. The production was granted waivers to continue filming during the strike.
See Pics from The Way Home
Check out some of the images from the first season of The Way Home.
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