Keb’ Mo’ is coming to Hallmark. Today, the network announced the musician will appear in the network’s upcoming original movie Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Higher Ground.
The film is part of the Signed, Sealed, Delivered franchise, which began as a TV series in 2014. From Martha Williamson, the dramedy follows four postal workers who find the recipients of undelivered mail. After one season, Hallmark Channel rebranded the series into a TV movie franchise. The cast includes Eric Mabius, Kristin Booth, Crystal Lowe, and Geoff Gustafson.
Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Higher Ground premieres on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries on February 19th at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Additionally, the network has ordered three more Signed, Sealed, Delivered movies.
STUDIO CITY, CA – February 13, 2017 – The stories of handwritten letters are changing lives in Martha Williamson’s “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” movies which have become appointment viewing. In “Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Higher Ground,” premiering Sunday, Feb. 19, 9 p.m. ET/PT, the POstables are on a mission to help a New Orleans blues singer-songwriter, Gabe Recolte (Keb’ Mo’) deliver a love letter lost in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, which left more than one million people homeless.
Additionally, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries announces an order for 3 additional original “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” to go into production in 2017.
“It is an honor to continue our relationship with Martha Williamson and to continue bringing her brand of rich and poignant stories to viewers with this beloved franchise on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries,” said Michelle Vicary, Executive Vice President, Programming, Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. “We are so thrilled to feature music legend Keb’ Mo’ and his inspirational message of triumph over tragedy in this powerful movie.”
“In a world of rapid tweets, stories that celebrate the thoughtfully written letter are more meaningful than ever, and it’s a privilege to be given that opportunity to share those stories, once again with the support of Bill Abbott, Michelle Vicary and our wonderful friends at Crown Media,” said series Creator and Executive Producer Martha Williamson. “This very special “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” began with the joyful and sometimes heartbreaking music and lyrics of Keb’ Mo’ whose gentle and resilient spirit inspired all of us on the set to take our family of POstables to uniquely ‘Higher Ground’.”
“Signed Sealed Delivered: Higher Ground” takes us to New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Forced to evacuate and relocate, blues singer and handyman Gabe Recolte (Keb’ Mo’) is suddenly separated from the love of his life, Hattie, and pours his heart out to her in a letter, as he desperately tries to find her.
When Gabe’s letter is discovered by the POstables in the Dead Letter Office many years later, they face unusual challenges trying to locate the intended recipient in post-Katrina New Orleans. Throughout the case, Oliver (Eric Mabius) is so moved by Gabe’s story, he grapples with his own unexpressed feelings for Shane (Kristin Booth) while Norman (Geoff Gustafson) and Rita’s (Crystal Lowe) relationship grows stronger. When the storms of POstable life pass, love is in the air in this laugh-while-you-cry, not-to-be-missed movie.
“Signed, Sealed, Delivered” is a comedic drama franchise that follows the lives of postal workers who transform themselves into an untraditional team of detectives to track down intended recipients of undeliverable mail. Their missions take them out of the office into an unpredictable world where redirected letters and packages can save lives, solve crimes, reunite old loves and change futures by arriving late but somehow on time.
The movies are produced by Muse Entertainment in association with MoonWater Productions. Executive producers are Martha Williamson, Michael Prupas, Kevin Fair and Joel S. Rice. Kevin Fair directs. Marcie Gold Jacoby, Brandi Harkonen and Allen Lewis are Co-Executive Producers. Harvey Khan is the producer. Story by Martha Williamson & Brandi Harkonen. Teleplay by Martha Williamson. Created by Martha Williamson.
What do you think? Are you a fan of the Signed, Sealed, Delivered movies? Are you excited for the new one?