Based on the novels by Sherryl Woods, the drama “follows Abby O’Brien (Meghan Ory), a high-powered career woman, divorcee and mother to twin daughters, who makes a trip from New York City to her hometown of Chesapeake Shores.” The cast also includes Jesse Metcalfe, Treat Williams, and Diane Ladd. Season one just premiered on August 14th.
In the interview, Tinker said he hopes the show resonates with families:
To begin, we were/are (at least at one time or another) sons/daughters/sisters/brothers/mothers/fathers/grandmothers/grandfathers… and so on. These are the greatest touch points for viewers. In addition, as we just spoke of, this show will trade in basic human emotion. And without getting too lofty, isn’t it Tolstoy who said, “All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way”? It seems there is plenty of fodder when it comes to resonating with viewers. What’s more, if we strive to make this show one thing over all, it will be hopeful. Confident. Optimistic. And encouraging. To quote Psalms, “…weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.”
And when asked about the future of the show, he said he’s devoted to more seasons:
There are a few things, yes, but if this show goes a second… third… fourth season… my heart would be in Chesapeake Shores.”
Hallmark has not yet renewed Chesapeake Shores for a second season.
What do you think? Did you watch the premiere of Chesapeake Shores? Do you want a second season?