Hallmark Channel is continuing to add to its scripted repertoire. The Crown Media Holdings-owned cable network is prepping its third scripted series with Signed, Sealed, Delivered (working title), a movie of the week/backdoor pilot from Touched by an Angel alum Martha Williamson. Ugly Betty‘s Eric Mabius and The Kennedys‘ Kristin Booth will star in the project, which will air at 9 p.m. Oct. 12 as a Hallmark movie of the week, with a formal decision on whether it will move forward as a scripted series expected before it premieres.
Signed, Sealed, Delivered tells the story of a group of postal detectives whose mission is to deliver letters and packages from the past — which (naturally) arrive when they’re needed the most. The two-hour movie stars Mabius as Oliver, leader of the group, and Booth as Shane, the newest member of the Dead Letter Office. Smallville‘s Crystal Lowe and Primeval: New World‘s Geoff Gustafson co-star.
Williamson, exec producer on CBS’ Touched by an Angel, penned the script and will executive produce alongside Joel S. Rice (Banner 4th of July), Michael Prupas (The Kennedys) and Jesse Prupas (Cyberbully). Harvey Kahn(Endgame) produces, with Scott Smith (Call Me Fitz) on board to direct the Special Delivery TeleProductions entry. Muse Distribution International will handle worldwide distribution.
For Hallmark, Signed, Sealed, Delivered comes as it continues to ramp up original scripted programming. Mabius, whose recent credits includes an episode of ABC’s Scandal and Hallmark’sReading Writing & Romance, is repped by ICM Partners, GEF Entertainment and Baker Winokur.