Hallmark’s ‘Love Under The Olive Tree’: All The Details

Hallmark, Nicole has plans to expand her family’s Northern California olive oil business until childhood crush Jake Brandini, heir apparent to the neighboring ranch and her biggest competitor, discovers the land where Nicole wants to build on may belong to his family, stemming from a decades-long feud since their grandfathers ended their partnership. When a local judge decides to resolve the dispute by awarding it to the winner of the upcoming olive oil competition, the flames are further fanned between the families, but Nicole and Jake begin to find common ground and a romance develops as the big competition looms. Photo: Tori Anderson, Benjamin Hollingsworth Credit: ©2019 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: David Dolsen

Hallmark’s “A Little Romance” movies concludes with Love Under The Olive Tree. Starring Tori Anderson (Blindspot) and Benjamin Hollingsworth (Virgin River) as the lifelong olive oil rivals that may just stop competing long enough to fall in love. What do we know about this new Hallmark romance?

What Is Hallmark’s Love Under The Olive Tree About?

According to the Hallmark preview, Nicole Cabella (Anderson) and Jake Brandini (Hollingsworth) have known each other their entire lives. They each lived in a ranch next door from each other. After always being around each other, they go their separate ways.

After high school, Jake goes off and becomes a lawyer, while Nicole has stayed at home and worked on the family’s Northern California olive oil business. Jake moves back into town. After years apart, their past memories together flood back. She always had a crush on Jake, and well, he also had a thing for her. But, their families now have competing olive oil companies and have been at odds since the two grandfathers split their olive oil business.

While both the Cabellas and the Brandinis have been making olive oil for a very long time, how they manufacture their final product is quite different. Going old school, the Cabella family uses a handcrafted, artisan approach to making olive oil. Meanwhile, the Brandini family is high tech and more big business in their approach. Instead of using their hands to craft the final product, the use very modern machinery, thus, producing a lot more product. But that is not the only conflict.

When Jake returns, he discovers that Nicole’s big business expansion plans include some disputed land that may be owned by his own family. But, in this Hallmark romance, the pair wants to find a way to work together. Will family history keep the couple from falling in love?

Originally, this movie was meant to be part of the fall 2019 lineup. Thankfully, Hallmark saved this love story. One fun note is that Hallmark hunk, Antonio Cupo (Love At The Thanksgiving Day Parade) is one of the executive producers of Love Under The Olive Tree. Unfortunately, he has not starred in a Hallmark movie in a few years, nor is he acting in this movie. In addition, Peter DeLuise (21 Jump Street) directs this movie.


When Does Love Under The Olive Tree Premiere?

Hallmark’s Love Under The Olive Tree premieres on Saturday, June 20 at 9 p.m. Eastern. Encore showings include Sunday, June 21 at 7 p.m., Tuesday, June 23 at 8 p.m., Saturday, June 27 at 7 p.m., and Sunday, June 28 at 3 p.m., all times Eastern. Be sure to always check listings in case of a schedule change or additional times.

Are you ready for A “Little Romance”? Hallmark’s June movies promise a lot of romance. TV Shows Ace reminds Hallmark fans to remember to watch Love In The Forecast, starring Cindy Busby and Christopher Russell. This story of a weather person working on her career and avoiding men premieres on Saturday, June 13 at 9 p.m. Eastern. Lastly, Country at Heart stars Jessy Schram and Niall Matter, performing original country songs. This Hallmark movie premieres on Saturday, June 6 at 9 p.m. Eastern.

Be sure to check back with TV Shows Ace for the latest Hallmark News. Love Under The Olive Tree premieres on Saturday, June 20 at 9 p.m. Eastern, on the Hallmark Channel.

Georgia Makitalo

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