Updates Archive for The Bridge

Originally scheduled to air in December, Crown Media Family Networks has moved up the premiere of Karen Kingsbury’s The Bridge Part 2 to March 20. The conclusion of the two-part movie will air at 9 PM on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, following a special encore airing of Part 1 at 7 PM. Part 2 will air again on Sunday, March 27, at 7 PM on Hallmark Channel. Additionally, pre-production is underway for the movie adaptation of Karen Kingsbury’s A Time To Dance, the first novel in her Timeless Love series, scheduled to premiere this year.

Fast-tracking the Part 2 premiere was due to “the exceptional viewer engagement and response” for the premiere of The Bridge Part 1 on Hallmark Channel two months ago, says CMFN.

Karen Kingsbury’s The Bridge tells the tale of Molly Callens (Katie Findlay) and Ryan Kelly (Wyatt Nash), young students who share a profound friendship their first semester in college, a time that becomes the defining moment of their lives. The first half of the movie concluded with Molly and Ryan’s relationship being in question with their separate expectations for their futures – Molly following in her father’s footsteps as CEO of a large corporation and Ryan pursuing his dreams of being a professional singer. The second half of the movie picks up in the present, seven years later, with Ryan returning home from being on the road touring as a singer and Molly working at her father’s corporation.  Ted McGinley and Faith Ford also star.

Kingsbury’s The Baxter Family novel series also was recently acquired by Roma Downey and LightWorkers Media for series development. Kingsbury is repped by Alive Literary Agency.


The Bridge is an inspirational new TV movie that will debut on the Hallmark Channel this Sunday. The Bridge is an adaptation of Karen Kingsbury’s 2012 book by the same name. Kingsbury made the announcement that her book would be coming to the Hallmark a while back. The Bridge tells the story of two people who once had a loving friendship that came to an end after going their separate ways and the bookstore that might help them find each other once again. The 2015 movie is directed by Mike Rohl and written by Jamie Pachino. The cast for this Hallmark gem stars Katie Findlay as Molly, Wyatt Nash as Ryan, Ted McGinley as Charlie, and Faith Ford as Donna, according to the website of Liberty University, where Kingsbury is an adjunct professor.

The Bridge movie synopsis

Set around the Christmas holidays, The Bridge movie focuses on a local bookstore in Tennessee, where locals gather to have a cup of coffee and pick up a good book. We are introduced to Ryan and Molly, two former friends who frequented the bookstore, where they developed a loving friendship. After moving away, they both realize that they may have missed their chance to be together. Over the years, they never forget each other or the time they spent at the bookstore. Meanwhile, tragedy strikes after the bookstore is damaged in a flood, leaving the owners, Donna and Charlie, scrambling to find the money to build it back again. Will Ryan and Molly realize their true love for each other and find their way back to each other again? And will the town pull together to rebuild a store that has become a permanent part of their lives?

A few words about the tone of the movie. If it is anything like her book, expect it to be a bit of a tearjerker. Kingsbury’s characters are usually packed with deep emotions that make book readers feel the heartache and pain that the character is going through. Yet her inspirational style of storytelling usually ends with hope and happiness.

According to Karen Kingsbury, The Bridge is about second chances — the kind of story that people can identify with. Most people can think of a time in their lives that was tender and nostalgic, one that might remind them of a former relationship or a hangout where unforgettable memories were created.
Filmed in Oak Bay, British Columbia, Canada, this timeless Hallmark movie is sure to impress viewers for years to come. The Bridge movie is produced by Two 4 The Money Media and Building Bridges Productions, with Dan Angel, Kim Arnott, Trish Dolman, and David A. Rosemont as executive producers.

Do yourself a favor and grab a hot cup of cider while you enjoy Karen Kingsbury’s The Bridge on Saturday, December 12th.

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