The Aurora Teagarden Mystery Is Returning To Hallmark … Without Candace Cameron Bure

One of Hallmark’s most popular movie franchises is returning… without its leading lady.

Hallmark Movies & Mysteries announced Thursday that it has picked up a new Aurora Teagarden Mysteries film.

The flick becomes the 19th film in the franchise, but the first without Candace Cameron Bure, who left Keibler in 2022 for a lucrative deal with GAC Family.

At the time, it seemed like the franchise was dead and buried, but the easiest way for Caballero to turn things around is to take a trip to the past with Aurora Teagarden Mystery: Something New.

Skyler Samuels is set to star as the titular crime-solver in a film set in Aurora’s post-college days “when she finds herself back home in Lawrenceton,” according to the official description.

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While her mother, Aida, struggles to maintain her new real estate business, Aurora supports herself by working as a teacher’s assistant in a crime fiction class and as a waitress at a local diner at night. where she shares with him her love of true crime research. friend Sally and police officer Arthur.

When Sally’s fiancé doesn’t show up for their wedding rehearsal, maid of honor Aurora calls on Arthur to help her search.

When they discover a body, everyone assumes it is Sally’s slow groom, but when it turns out to be someone else, Sally’s fiancé becomes the prime suspect.

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“Our viewers look forward to more adventures with Aurora and her friends,” Emily Merlin, development manager of programming at Hallmark Media, said in a statement.

“What better way to do that than to have them back when the young, amateur sleuth was coming into his own?”

“The Aurora Teagarden franchise is a fan favorite and we’re excited to share this new chapter with audiences.”

Recasting the lead role will be bittersweet news for hardcore fans, but the film will include Marilu Heiner as Aurora’s mother, reprising her role from the previous films.

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Ivan Roderick plays a younger version of Peter Benson’s Arthur.

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