As the summer season gracefully bows out, we eagerly anticipate the arrival of cool autumn nights and the comfort of cozy sweaters. In a heartwarming tale that kicks off Hallmark Channel’s “Fall Into Love” programming event, two archaeologists find themselves entangled not only in their quest for a mystical treasure but also in the rekindling of a college romance amidst the breathtaking Great Smoky Mountains.
Enter “Love in the Great Smoky Mountains: A National Park Romance.” Here’s the inside scoop, including an exclusive sneak peek offered by Parade.com. Let’s dive right in!
What’s the Story Behind “Love in the Great Smoky Mountains”?
Prepare to delve into the enchanting world of the Great Smoky Mountains! Former high school sweethearts, Haley (Arielle Kebbel) and Rob (Zach Roerig), cross paths once more at an excavation site while working on an archaeological research project in the splendid Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Rob, still harboring feelings for Haley, seizes the opportunity to reignite their romance. However, Haley has not quite forgiven Rob for a past betrayal. Back in their senior year, both had vied for a research grant, but it was Rob who emerged victorious, leaving a rift between them. Now, fate has thrown them together again, and Haley is determined to maintain professionalism as they collaborate on their current excavation. Over time, they rekindle their connection through their shared love for nature and history, exploring the park together.
Yet, as they stumble upon ancient pictographs in a cave that may unveil the existence of a mythical Cherokee diamond, Rob struggles to keep pace with Haley’s adventurous spirit. To further complicate matters, they discover they are once again competing for the same coveted research grant. Together, they embark on a journey where they begin to realize that the path they’re on is perhaps more significant than the destination, and that love may prove more valuable than any research grant.
Meet the Stars of “Love in the Great Smoky Mountains”
- Arielle Kebbel (Haley): Known for her roles in various Hallmark Channel movies, including “A Bride for Christmas” and “Sweet Surrender,” Arielle Kebbel also graces our screens as Lucy Donato in “9-1-1.”
- Zach Roerig (Rob): A familiar face from shows like “Friday Night Lights,” “The Vampire Diaries,” and “God Friended Me,” Zach Roerig makes his debut in the Hallmark Channel film scene with this heartfelt production.
- Kai Braden (Troy): Actor and certified fitness trainer Kai Braden, whose credits include appearances on “NCIS: Hawai’i,” “Magnum P.I.,” and “Orange is the New Black,” adds his charisma to the ensemble.
- Danielle Vega (Sky): With a diverse heritage encompassing American Indian (Cherokee), British, Spanish, Irish, and African-American roots, Danielle Vega’s journey has led her to various dance forms under the guidance of Debbie Allen. She’s graced screens in “Chicago Med,” “East Los High,” and “The Last Ship.”
When Can You Catch “Love in the Great Smoky Mountains”?
Mark your calendars! “Love in the Great Smoky Mountains” is set to premiere on Saturday, September 2nd, at 8 p.m. ET, exclusively on Hallmark Channel.
Missed the premiere? Don’t worry, here are some additional air dates:
- Sunday, September 3rd, at 5 p.m. ET
- Friday, September 8th, at 6 p.m. ET
- Sunday, September 10th, at 1 p.m. ET
- Thursday, September 21st, at 2 p.m. ET
Exclusive Sneak Peek Courtesy of Parade.com
And for an extra treat, Parade.com has a special sneak peek of “Love in the Great Smoky Mountains.” Sit back, relax, and savor this exclusive preview of what promises to be an unforgettable love story amidst the stunning backdrop of the Great Smoky Mountains.