HBO’s “True Blood” might be ending soon with its seventh and final season, but Charlaine Harris makes a huge comeback with the upcoming TV movie adaptation of her “Aurora Teagarden” book series on Hallmark channel. It will star actress and author Candace Cameron Bure from “Full House.” Read on to find more about the made-for-TV movie adaptation of Charlaine Harris’ “Aurora Teagarden” starring Candace Cameron Bure.
According to The Hollywood Reporter (THR), the upcoming TV movie series will air on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries as part of the network’s rebranding process. It will be adapted into teleplay by Teena Booth (“Cyberbully”). It will be executively produced and penned by Harris, Bure, Jim Head, Michael Prupas and Joel Rice through Muse Entertainment, HF Productions and iCandy Productions.
“Aurora Teagarden” is based on Charlaine Harris’ first book series that came before the critically sucessful “Sookie Stackhouse” or “The Southern Vampire” series. The “Aurora Teagarden” book series included “Real Murders, “A Bone to Pick,” “Three Bedrooms, One Corpse,” “The Julius House,” “Dead Over Heels,” “‘Deeply Dead’ in Murder, They Wrote,” “A Fool And His Honey,” “Last Scene Alive” and “Poppy Done to Death.” It was first published in 1990, and the last book was written in 2003.
In the TV movie adaptation, Candace Cameron Bure will take on the titular role of the the 28- year-old librarian named Aurora “Roe” Teagarden. Roe works as a professional librarian in the small town of Lawrenceton, Georgia.
Her love for crime stories and baffling cases led her to join the Real Murders Club as an amateur crime detective. She and the other 11 enthusiasts meet every month to analyze famous unsolved criminal cases. Roe’s adventurous experience with the club will led to some dark secrets that might endanger everyone in the group including her. She must now have to start an investigation on her own in order to find the real killer.
Bure, who ranked third place in “Dancing with the Stars” Season 18, was also known for her role as D.J. Tanner in the television series “Full House.” She started to play her role at the age of 10 until 18 years old. Bure’s role in “Aurora Teagarden” is her fourth partnership with Hallmark. Bure previously starred in “Puppy Love,” “Moonlight & Mistletoe” and “Let It Snow.”
Moreover, this will mark as Harris’ latest TV adaptation project after the vampire drama “True Blood” on HBO. It will soon wrap up its finale after seven seasons, which first aired in 2008. “True Blood” stars Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Sam Trammell, Ryan Kwanten , Rutina Wesley, Alexander Skarsgård, Chris Bauer and Nelsan Ellis.
Harris told Access Hollywood that she’s excited to work in the upcoming Hallmark TV film series. Harris also shared that she might have more responsibilities in it after “she was asked for help.” She was interviewed during Hallmark’s Television Critics Association (TCA) event last Tuesday, July 8, 2014.
“I know it’s going to be completely different and I look forward to learning more about the television process with a station that definitely has its own point of view, just as clearly as HBO has its,” said Harris in the Access Hollywood article.
And that’s it for the details about Charlaine Harris’ “Aurora Teagarden.” The TV movie franchise will air on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. Stay tuned here on Movie News Guide (MNG) regularly for more news about your favorite TV series, upcoming movies and Hollywood celebrities.
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