Former BLUE BLOOD cast members have reunited for a Hallmark Channel Christmas film.
As the CBS procedural drama Blue Bloods prepares for a landmark episode, two of its former stars have landed major roles elsewhere. Eve Plumb and Derek Klena will reunite for a major Hallmark Channel Christmas film.
The latest addition to the cast of the Hallmark Channel’s upcoming Christmas movie ‘A Holiday Spectacular’ has been confirmed by Deadline.
Ginna Claire Mason and Academy Award nominee Ann-Marget have joined the cast, joining Eve Plumb and Derek Klena.
The much-loved Radio City Rockettes will also make several appearances in the film, including a number of speaking roles.
Julie Branam’s dance company will also perform numbers directed and choreographed by her.
‘A Holiday Spectacular’ will transport viewers to 1958 Philadelphia as well as upstate New York.
Maggie (played by Ginna Claire Mason), the city’s heiress, will put her extravagant wedding plans to a man she doesn’t love on hold.
Instead of walking down the aisle, she will travel to New York to fulfill her dream of secretly dancing live on stage in the Radio City Music Hall’s Christmas Spectacular.
Because Radio City Hall is the home of The Rockettes, it is expected to undergo extensive renovations to resemble the 1950s.
Maggie’s parents believe she is staying in New York with an approved boarding school friend, but she is actually living out her wildest dreams.
Maggie will fall in love with New York and dancing on stage with the Rockettes after stepping into a completely different world away from everything she knew.
However, things will quickly become complicated when she finds herself at the crossroads of two worlds.
Maggie’s life is about to become even more complicated after she meets Navy photographer John (Derek Klena).
When Maggie is forced to make a difficult decision about her future, viewers will see if she chooses to follow the path laid out for her or if she finds the courage to tell her family her true desire.
Jessica Tuttle, Senior Vice President of Productions and Business Operations at the Madison Square Garden Entertainment Company, which owns the Radio City Rockettes and Radio City Music Hall, expressed her excitement for the film in a statement.
“We are thrilled to partner with Hallmark Channel to bring together our two iconic holiday brands, both of which create holiday magic for millions of people every year,” she said.
“This heartwarming storyline gives audiences a glimpse into the Rockettes’ passion and dedication to this beloved dance company, as well as the incredible sisterhood that is at the heart of this legendary line,” Tuttle concluded.
Klena made his first appearance on Blue Bloods as Cormac Phillips in the season six episode ‘Down the Rabbit Hole,’ which aired in 2016.
Plumb also appeared as Barbara Stevens in season seven, episode 19 of the procedural series in 2017.
Despite the fact that the two never appeared on screen together, Blue Bloods fans will be excited to see them in the upcoming Christmas film.
While no release date has been set, ‘A Holiday Spectacular’ will air as part of the Countdown to Christmas programming in 2022.