Photo: Brooks Darnell Credit: ©2021 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: Sven Boecker

Hallmark Media Signs ‘Y&R’ Alum Brooks Darnell

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Brooks Darnell has signed a multi-picture deal with Hallmark Media. This announcement was made just hours before the network’s first Kwanzaa movie premieres.

What do we know about The Young And The Restless alum’s new deal?

Brooks Darnell Signs Multi-Picture Contract With Hallmark Media

On Friday, Deadline reported that Brooks Darnell signed a multi-picture contract with Hallmark Media.

According to Lisa Hamilton Daly, the Executive Vice President of Programming at Hallmark Media, the network feels fortunate to sign this multi-talented artist.

We are so lucky to have Brooks Darnell here at Hallmark; he is a triple threat – an amazing actor, singer and musician.

Daly also reminded viewers that his upcoming movie is Holiday Heritage, which premieres on Friday, December 16, at 8 p.m., on the Hallmark Channel.

Brooks is such a delight to work with and we’re all so excited for viewers to see him in his next movie, Holiday Heritage, which is our first-ever movie celebrating Kwanzaa.

Photo: Brooks Darnell, Lyndie Greenwood, Holly Robinson Peete Credit: ©2022 Hallmark Media/Photographer: Albert Camicioli
Photo: Brooks Darnell, Lyndie Greenwood, Holly Robinson Peete Credit: ©2022 Hallmark Media/Photographer: Albert Camicioli

Darnell, who played Dr. Nate Hastings on Y&R, shared his enthusiasm for working with the network.

I am excited to continue my relationship with the Hallmark family. I feel blessed that I get to make feel-good movies that all families and people can enjoy and look forward to seeing what’s next!

Over the past few years, the Shadowhunters star has made a name for himself on the Hallmark Channel. He was even included in the Hallmark and People Magazine Merriest Men Alive, along with Andrew W. Walker, Jonathan Bennett, Tyler Hynes, Paul Campbell, and Ryan Paevey. That is one hunky lineup!

Photo: Brooks Darnell, Lyndie Greenwood Credit: ©2022 Hallmark Media/Photographer: Albert Camicioli
Photo: Brooks Darnell, Lyndie Greenwood Credit: ©2022 Hallmark Media/Photographer: Albert Camicioli

Brooks Darnell Only Black Man With Four Hallmark Leading Roles

Brooks Darnell fans have something to celebrate about the multi-talented actor. His upcoming holiday movie, Holiday Heritage is a milestone. This is his fourth Hallmark movie where he is the lead. What is The Young And The Restless alum’s milestone with the network?

On Monday, Ann Weatherly Scott from the Hallmarkies podcast acknowledged and congratulated the Y&R alum on Twitter, “Congrats to Brooks Darnell on his 4th Hallmark movie this Friday #HolidayHeritage. I believe outside of mystery series this will make him the only black man to have had 4 leading roles in a Hallmark movie. He has been in A Christmas Miracle, Advice to Love By, and Winter Getaway.”

In addition, Brooks has been in another Hallmark production, All Yours, as well as in Total Recall, Bones, Breakout Kings, and Nikita.

What is Hallmark’s Holiday Heritage About?

Don’t miss the premiere of Hallmark’s Holiday Heritage on Friday, December 16, at 8 p.m., Eastern, on the Hallmark Channel. This movie stars Brooks Darnell, Lyndie Greenwood, and Holly Robinson Peete.

According to the Hallmark synopsis, “Ella, with the help of Griffin her ex-boyfriend, encourages her family to celebrate Christmas and Kwanzaa and to heal their past wounds before it’s too late.”

 

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