Well, I’ve already put up a news post this month, or I might have folded this into that… but apparently Hallmark has decided to continue the Aurora Teagarden franchise, based off of the mystery series by Charlaine Harris. Having lost much of the original cast, instead of attempting to continue the series going forward, they will be making a prequel movie with several key roles recast. Marilu Henner will still be featured as Aurora’s mother Aida, but Skyler Samuels will be taking up the role of Aurora, while Evan Roderick will be playing Arthur Smith.
Personally, I think this is great news, and I’m glad to see the series continue in whatever form. Samuels and Roderick are obviously much younger than the role has been played before, but considering that this is intended to be a prequel to the existing series certainly helps that make a lot of sense.