#Sleuthers who have been fans of Hallmark mysteries may be in for a shock. At least two miniseries have been officially canceled. Here is the fate of those two, as well as the indications that two more are likely done.
What Hallmark mysteries have officially been canceled?
Hallmark Has Canceled Hailey Dean Mysteries
Amid Christmas movie cheer, Kellie Martin announced that that the Hailey Dean Mysteries have been canceled. She wrote on Twitter, “I just found out that Hailey Dean is done at Hallmark. Really sad and sorry to report.”
The Nancy Grace created series started in 2016, and a total of nine episodes were filmed.
Hallmark’s Picture Perfect Mysteries Canceled
Sadly, the stylistic Ron Oliver-directed Picture Perfect Mysteries have also been canceled. This is the series that stars the husband and wife team of Carlo and Alexa PenaVega.
Back in November, Alexa PenaVega did a Q&A on her Instagram Stories. One fan asked, “Any more mysteries in the making.”
Alexa replied, “Sadly, no.” Shen then continued. “The mysteries have come to an end. But, it was so much fun. Such a good run! And we’re really proud of what we made.”
Hallmark’s The Gourmet Detective Appears To Be Canceled
Dylan Neal’s pet project The Gourmet Detective seems to be done. The last movie, Roux The Day, premiered about two years ago. Moreover, Neal and his family have now moved to Portugal.
In July, Neal announced on Instagram that they moved. He did not mention The Gourmet Detective series but did share that they have optioned and are developing the detective novels by Faith Martin.
However, he did clarify that this will not be a Hallmark project. Unfortunately, The Gourmet Detective is toast.
Are Jesse Metcalfe’s Martha’s Vineyard Mysteries Canceled?
Fans of Jesse Metcalfe’s Martha’s Vineyard Mysteries may wonder if that series is canceled. On one hand, Metcalfe has shared that Hallmark is evaluating their entire mystery line.
However, there is no indication that he is filming, or preparing to film a new movie anytime soon.
One reason that fans may believe that the series is done is that Metcalfe just filmed a new Valentine’s movie for GAC Family. This movie, Harmony From The Heart, co-stars Jessica Lowndes. Lowndes wrote the movie, and her original songs will also be featured.
The New Hallmark Signature Mystery
Did you know that Hallmark will be premiering a brand new Signature Mystery in February? That is called Cut, Color, Murder. It stars Ryan McPartlin, Julie Gonzalo, Grace Beedie, Fred Henderson, and Eva Tamargo.
This murder mystery takes place at a beauty pageant. A beauty shop owner is working to solve the case, as she has a family member that is on the shortlist of suspects. McPartlin wrote the screenplay.
This movie premieres on Sunday, February 6, at 9 p.m. Eastern, on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.