When Hope Calls is pertaining to GAC Family this December, and it will include a familiar face from the program it cover off from, When Calls the Heart Simply under a year after being launched from jail, Lori Loughlin is returning as Abigail Stanton for “When Hope Calls Christmas.”

Loughlin is not the only When Calls the Heart star to be appearing in Season 2 of the spin-off. Jack Thornton star Daniel Lissing is likewise set to crossover– and per an interview the star made with United States Weekly, it was Loughlin who called him up and encouraged him to sign up with the GAC program.

The series showrunner, on the other hand, has actually mentioned the “smooth” manner in which Loughlin’s character signed up with When Hope Calls after being missing from the world of the program given that 2019.

The return of Abigail Stanton marks the very first function Loughlin has actually handled considering that serving 2 months in jail for her function in the college admissions scandal.

What the When Hope Calls cast and team stated about Lori Loughlin

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Lori Loughlin in “When Calls the Heart.” Her character returns in “When Hope Calls.”
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Daniel Lissing

Per his United States Weekly interview, the Jack Thornton star at first did not wish to sign up with the spin-off.

He stated: “Look, it’s got ta make good sense, based upon the truth that this character was exterminated. I indicate, how are you gon na bring this person back? I didn’t wan na do anything that was too extravagant for this character or for the program.”

However, Loughlin herself convinced him to return. He stated of this: “I do not believe I would’ve. [done it] if I wasn’t asked by Lori Loughlin. Lori called me up and I’ve got ta provide credit to her due to the fact that this is sort of her concept to have this minute in this episode. She called me and she asked me and the concept of interacting in her go back to tv, and the reality that she’s my excellent mate, I resembled, ‘Let’s do it.'”

Alfonso Moreno

In an E! interview, the When Hope Calls showrunner offered a tip about how Stanton is set to return. He informed the outlet: “I’ve dealt with Season 5 and 6 [of When Calls the Heart] with Lori and worked carefully with her. To be able to bring her back here was simply in lots of methods smooth.

” I developed the character of Lillian [Morgan Kohan] entering the town with Grace [Jocelyn Hudon] in a Christmas episode … She understood them currently so it was smooth to bring her into this world. The very first episode is natural in how she does return and she suits immediately into this world.”

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Lori Loughlin and Carter Ryan in “When Hope Calls.” The set are reunited for the very first time given that 2019.
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Carter Ryan

Coming along to the When Calls the Heart spin-off with Loughlin is her on-screen child, Carter Ryan. In a CelebMix interview, the Cody Stanton star stated of his screen mother: “I actually took pleasure in dealing with Lori. She’s truly great, a terrific starlet and strives at her task. She’s great deals of enjoyable to deal with and is expert and gifted. I liked how we would team up prior to our scenes, and after that when it came time for us to movie, it simply all formed. We constantly worked well together for When Calls the Heart and now we have the chance to interact once again.”

When Hope Calls Season 2 begins Saturday, December 18 at 8 p.m. ET on GAC Family. Season 1 is streaming on Hallmark Movies Now.

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