How Long Is The Wait For Next Hallmark ‘Mystery 101’?

Photo: Jill Wagner, Robin Thomas, Kristoffer Polaha Credit: ©2019 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: Kailey Schwerman

Sleuthers on social media have been posting every day inquiring about the status of Hallmark’s Mystery 101. Fans have been waiting 18 months for movie number eight after the shocking Deadly History cliffhanger.

How much longer do fans have to wait for the next Mystery 101?

What Do We Know About Mystery 101 Now?

Currently, there is no new information on Mystery 101. However, just a few months ago, John Christian Plummer confirmed he has written the eighth movie. Therefore, there is a script.

In addition, Sleuthers will want to remember what Kristoffer Polaha said at Christmas Con last August.

We have every intention of continuing the story of Travis and Amy. We just have to make sure that A: It’s the right way to do it. B: Jill’s available. C: I’m available.”

He also pointed out that “Really, technically, it has only been about a year. We are in TV land.” Kristoffer was managing expectations. He has been in the business for over two decades. He understands that sometimes there is a wait.

Also, in October, when TV Shows Ace interviewed Kristoffer about his  new novel  Where The Sun Rises,  which he co-wrote with Anna Gomez, the Hallmark hunk seemed to share an upbeat prediction about this Signature Mystery Series.

No comment, other than I will say, next steps are becoming much clearer and some amazing news is on the horizon.

This is the last official word on Mystery 101.

Photo: Kristoffer Polaha, Jill Wagner Credit: ©2019 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: Kailey Schwerman
Hallmark Photo: Kristoffer Polaha, Jill Wagner Credit: ©2019 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: Kailey Schwerman

One main reason that Sleuthers may not have much news is that both Jill and Kris are very busy right now. What is happening with both of these Mystery 101 stars?

Jill Wagner Is Filming Lioness

Currently, Mystery 101 star Jill Wagner is filming Lioness in Spain. This is the series that Jill co-created with Yellowstone creator Taylor Sheridan. It is about a real-life CIA program called Lioness. The specially trained women are embedded into families of terrorists to take them down before any destruction.

This is a very intense series that also stars Nicole Kidman, Zoe Saldaña, and Morgan Freeman. Although this will not air on Paramount+ until later this year, this is a very gritty series, as opposed to the more tame Hallmark fare.

Photo: Kristoffer Polaha, Jill Wagner Credit: ©2019 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: Kailey Schwerman
Hallmark Photo: Kristoffer Polaha, Jill Wagner Credit: ©2019 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: Kailey Schwerman

Kristoffer Polaha Is Filming Hallmark’s A Biltmore Christmas With Bethany Joy Lenz

Kristoffer Polaha and Bethany Joy Lenz are starring in the 2023 Countdown To Christmas movie A Biltmore Christmas. This is a very romantic time-travel romance that promises to be absolutely gorgeous. That is because they are filming at the historic Biltmore Estate.

Both actors have been sharing photos from the set, and it looks fabulous.


When Is The Soonest That Mystery 101 Could Start Filming?

Although we are not privy to Jill Wagner’s schedule, we do know that she will be filming Lioness until sometime in March. There may be more work after they complete filming including ADR.

However, the mother of two may want some quality time with her two young daughters after this intense filming schedule.

Nonetheless, it seems that the earliest that Hallmark could start filming a new Mystery 101 movie is sometime in April. Whether this will happen then is a mystery in itself.

What Can Mystery 101 Fans Do?

What can Mystery 101 fans do? The Mystery 101 Instagram page shared a post created by @bendieshome with suggestions on how to politely let Hallmark know that you would like more of this mystery series.

Mystery 101 fans-
Mystery 101 fans-

They recommend going to social media and liking and commenting on posts. In addition, they suggest emailing or calling Hallmark to let them know you want to see the eighth movie.

Lastly, don’t forget to watch the Mystery 101 marathon on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries on Saturday, January 28, starting at 9 a.m., Eastern. Programming is always influenced by viewership. Support your favorite series by watching the marathon.

Have you contacted Hallmark about making an eighth Mystery 101 movie?

Georgia Makitalo


  1. Sure hope the series comes back! Such a great series and perfect chemistry! The cliffhanger is killer and it’s been a long time. Hurry!

  2. My only issue is that if the wait is too long, I will no longer be interested. After so long you just kinda lose interest.

    1. I’m already there. I used to watch episodes over and over again but after the cliffhanger of the last movie I didn’t watch that one again. If they ever manage to get another one produced I will watch it eventually but the anticipation I used to have for each movie no longer exists. They killed it.

  3. I love this series but am getting tired of waiting, I understand the actors have other projects, this is just too darn good.

    1. I don’t think it s the actors . I think Hallmark is dragging its feet’ . They should at least end with the resolve of why the last one showed Jill s character being engaged to someone else and he s been killed! At least Solve the “ mystery”. I have both DVDs But, I can’t bring myself to watch the last one because of the “cliff hanger”. Frustrating !!!

  4. So missing new movies of Mystery 101 with jill Wagner n kristoff. Please get them going sooner than later!!!!!!

  5. I’m watching right now and so want them to continue. I love the story and chemistry between the cast! Please continue at least three more!

  6. I miss Mystery 101. Please bring it back. The cast and stories have been a perfect mixture. Great chemistry between them all. The cliff hanger was just that, then NOTHING! We are dangling out here. Such a big n disappointment to have no ending for so long. The other new shows have been good. Please bring back Mystery 101 or at least solve the cliffhanger and keep us all from falling off the cliff. It’s not being fair to your loyal fans. We love Mystery 101. “All good things must come to an end” as the saying goes. We aren’t ready for this to end by a long shot, but if it must please give us the finale. Thank you.

  7. Waiting impatiently for the next movie.
    Jill Wagner and Kristoff need to get back together.
    They’re such a great couple

  8. I am waiting. I watch and re-watch. I almost know the dialog by heart. When will you send us a new episode??????

  9. If there is a new episode 8 of Mystery 101, please don’t leave us hanging, I sure hope the actors can arrange to become available to ad to this super special series, we need an explanation for how episode 7 ended. P L E A S E !!!!!!!!!

    1. Please bring back the next movie for Mystery 101.Also have Jill and Kristoffer back together
      They are perfect together. Please hurry l a very anxious to find out about the cliffhanger of the last show. PLEASE HURRY THANKS

  10. me too!!!! I am watching them on Hallmark right now – seen them all but it is fun to watch again and remember if I have the ending right!

  11. I cannot wait for Episode 8 of Mystery 101. It is the beyond a doubt the best mystery series that Hallmark has ever done, The other mystery series are good, but Mystery 101 is head and shoulders above the rest of Hallmark Mystery’s series. Why cancel the best one.

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