Hallmark Channel Greenlights ‘Ride’; Primetime Drama Series Follows Rodeo Dynasty

Specific: Saddle up, Hallmark fans: Chanel has greenery RideAn original primetime series about a rodeo dynasty.

ready to premiere in 2023, Ride is described as a multi-generational family drama that follows the lives of the Murray as they struggle to keep their beloved farmland. Here’s the logline: “After a tragic loss, each character embarks on an empowering journey of transformation and self-discovery, while also uncovering a twisted web of mysteries that increasingly tear the family and their small Colorado town apart. Emotions run high and skirmishes are common in the complex undead clan, but they are a tight-lipped group that doesn’t give up easily. And the family’s three strong women – widowed rodeo queen Missy, matriarch Isabel, and Valeria, a runaway pre-teen – resolves to stand firm against all challenges and defend her land, no matter what.”

production on Ride This summer is going to start in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. It is co-produced by the Endeavor-backed blink49 studio And Seven24 Films, in partnership with Bell Media for the CTV drama channel in Canada. The series is based on an original script by husband and wife team Rebecca Boss and Chris Massey (people like us), which with Sherry Cooper-Landsman (Beauty and the Beast, Brothers and Sisters) is the showrunner and executive producer.

“As we continue to grow our slate of heartwarming and thought-provoking series, we are delighted to be working with the creative team behind some of our favorite shows, including our talented and creative showrunners, the incredible productive team at Blink49 and include award-winning executive producers Greg Gugliotta, Elana Barry and Josh Adler,” added Lisa Hamilton DalyExecutive Vice President, Development, Crown Media Family Network.

“We were immediately struck by the story of the resilient dead women,” said Laurie Furnau, Senior Vice President of Development, Crown Media Family Networks. “We couldn’t be more excited to work with the incredible team at Blink 49 to bring their captivating story to audiences.”

“We are thrilled to partner with hallmark channel, Vine Media and our co-production partner Seven24 on this addictively entertaining new series. This deal reflects our commitment to investing in premium content with a creative-first and audience-first approach, working with some of the best talent in our industry,” said John Morenis, CEO Blink49.

“Get ready to be immersed in the epic romance of ‘Ride’,” said Carolyn Newman, Executive Vice President of Global Scripted and Virginia Rankin, Executive Producer of Blink49 Studios. “Rebecca Boss, Chris Massey and Sherry Cooper-Landsman are creating a really juicy family saga set against the backdrop of West.”

Nightlight Entertainment executive producer Greg Gugliota said, “I love nothing more than a grounded family drama that tells a dynamic and inclusive story, so when I first read Rebecca & Chris’ pilot, I was immediately shocked. ” “We knew Murray Ranch would find a home and we are proud and excited to be part of the venerable Hallmark family in 2023.”

With Boss, Maisie and Cooper-Landsman, John Moranis (sharp objects), Carolyn Newman (run) and Virginia Rankin (transplant) is the executive producer of Blink49 Studios; Greg Gugliota (The Fosters, Good Trouble) and FJ Denny (talk about harry) will executive produce for Nightlight Entertainment; Elana Barry (good neighbor) and Josh Adler (work in progress) will executive produce for Circle of Confusion; and Jordi Randall (Heartland, Winona Arpo) and Tom Cox (Heartland, Winona Arpo) will executive produce for Seven24 Films.

Paolo Berzman (Wynonna Earp, Lost Girl) will direct and executive produce. Blink49 Studios will handle international distribution for the series.