Hallmark, Sweet Revenge: Hannah Swensen Mystery Photo: Alison Sweeney, Cameron Mathison Credit: ©2021 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: Marcel Williams

Hallmark’s ‘Sweet Revenge: A Hannah Swensen Mystery’ Reinvents ‘Murder She Baked’

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Hannah Swensen is back! Are you ready for Hallmark’s Sweet Revenge: A Hannah Swensen Mystery? Moreover, this is the same series that was formerly called Murder She Baked. This series stars Alison Sweeney (Days Of Our Lives, Chronicle Mysteries), Cameron Mathison (General Hospital, The Christmas Club), Barbara Niven (Chesapeake Shores, Crossword Mysteries), Gabriel Hogan (Heartland, Prince of Peoria), and Tess Atkins (The Flash, V.C. Andrews’ Hidden Jewel).

Cameron Mathison always said that when the stars would align, they would do another one of these popular mysteries. The stars are aligned! They are back!

What Is Hallmark’s Sweet Revenge: A Hannah Swensen Mystery About?

Are you ready for another sweet mystery? What is Hallmark’s Sweet Revenge: A Hannah Swensen Mystery about? According to the Hallmark press release, Hannah Swensen (Sweeney) and Det. Mike Kingston (Mathison) are engaged!

Moreover, between their business schedules, they need to plan their wedding. However, Hannah is now derailed by another dead body. This time, it is at her 24-hour gym. Why is she involved? Turns out, Hannah’s baked goods at also at the scene of the crime. Now, Mike and Hannah, and Mike’s cantankerous boss are trying to solve this mystery.

In addition, Hannah has to perfect a cream puff recipe. That is because she needs to serve this at her mom, Delores’s (Niven),  Regency-themed book release gala. However, the sleuthers are not aware of the connection between the romance novel and the murder.

When Can You Watch Hallmark’s Sweet Revenge: A Hannah Swensen Mystery?

The premiere of Hallmark’s Sweet Revenge: A Hannah Swensen Mystery is on Sunday, August 8, at 9 p.m. Eastern. Encore presentations include Monday, August 9, at 5 p.m., Wednesday, August 11, at 7 p.m., Sunday, August 15, at 8 p.m., and Sunday, August 29, at 7 p.m., all times Eastern, on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.

This is one night you will want to hop on Twitter and follow the other #Sleuthers, as the Hallmark cast discusses BTS from this mystery.

Hallmark Series No Longer Called Murder She Baked

Hallmark has not explained why they changed the series from Murder She Baked to A Hannah Swensen Mystery. Originally the series was based on the Joanne Fluke mysteries. According to IMDb, Fluke was given writing credits in the Murder She Baked series. In addition, she had a producer credit in Just Desserts, and additional crew credit in A Deadly Recipe.

Will We See Cameron Mathison In A ‘Mr. Darcy’-Like Segment?

One fun part of Murder She Baked to A Hannah Swensen Mystery is that there is a Regency dress-up segment, for the party! In the On Location video, Alison Sweeney admits, “I picked this book. It was really for this moment and this Regency outfit.” Moreover, Cameron Mathison looks very Mr. Darcy in his Regency attire.

Are you excited about a new Hannah Swensen Mystery?

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9 Comments

  1. Disappointed in the “new” sister never mentioned before. Where are the feisty blonde sister and her policeman husband? Ruined the movie for me and I’ll be unlikely to watch anymore. Viewers aren’t stupid. This kind of replacement makes no sense. They’d have been better off just replacing the regular sister with a different actor.

  2. Agree with other comments: why all the changes?? Where are Andrea and Bill? Love them! And why this new sister, who we’ve never heard of before? She doesn’t work, either – very contrived. And what’s with the ultra-modern bakery reno? Looks cold and not how a bakery named the Cookie Jar would look. Also, some of the music is far too loud and uninspired. Very disappointed – and I was so looking forward to watching another “Murder She Baked” type of movie.

  3. I Miss Andrea and Bill. The new sister does not seem to fit … the tall brown eyed dark headed beauty just does not seem like a sister / daughter after the other seasons of mother and daughters all being short , blue eyed blondes.
    From what I read the third sister/ daughter was brought in to follow the story line of the books. Visually the actress does not fit the part. Perhaps if she Bleaches her hair blond she would be more believable as the sister/ daughter. Or just bring back the actress that played Andrea to be the third sister.

  4. The series was rebranded because the new movie has different executives involved. According to Sweeney, “Murder She Baked was a specific title to do with the previous executives and we weren’t able to keep it going. So we wanted to embrace the Hannah Swenson character and the Joanne Fluke novels”.

  5. The reason for Hannah’s sister Michelle was revealed by Alison Sweeney. Sweeney claimed Michelle was brought into the film because of her significant role in the books.

  6. Maybe y’all should go read the books these movies are based on. I’ve always wondered where Michelle was and Hannah (as much as I love Alison Sweeney) is supposed to be red-headed.

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