The all-star cast joining the new CTV Original drama series Sullivan’s Crossing (from CTV, Fremantle and Reel World Management) has been announced. In the lead role of Maggie Sullivan, Canadian actress Morgan Kohan (Transplant) heads the cast alongside leading actors Chad Michael Murray (One Tree Hill) as Cal Jones, and Scott Patterson (Gilmore Girls) as Maggie’s estranged father, Sully Sullivan.
With production on the 10-episode, one-hour series set to begin this summer in Nova Scotia, also joining the principal cast are actor, singer, and a Companion of the Order of Canada, Tom Jackson (Cardinal) as Frank Cranebear; actor, singer, songwriter, Andrea Menard (The Velvet Devil) as Edna Cranebear; Lynda Boyd (Virgin River) as Phoebe Lancaster; Allan Hawco (Jack Ryan) as Andrew Mathews; and Amalia Williamson (Northern Rescue) as Lola Gunderson.
Executive produced by Reel World Management in association with CTV and Fremantle, Sullivan’s Crossing is being produced as an interprovincial coproduction with Nova Scotia based producer Mike Volpe and Ontario based producer Mark Gingras. Sullivan’s Crossing is an adaption of the New York Times bestselling novels by beloved author Robyn Carr, reuniting her with Reel World Management’s Roma Roth and Christopher E. Perry, executive producers of the hit series, Virgin River. Fremantle will handle global distribution.
“We cannot wait tobring this honestand powerful adaptation tolifealongside our fantastic producing partners, and Reel World Management and Fremantle,” said Justin Stockman, Vice-President, Content Development & Programming, Bell Media.“Led by a star-studded cast, we knowviewers will fall inlove with the story and characters, and make Sullivan’s Crossing a must-watch series.”
“I’m excited to once again be working with author Robyn Carr to develop an emotionally compelling series that will resonate with her dedicated global fan base”, said Roma Roth, Showrunner and Executive Producer.
“At Fremantle we are always looking for strong IP and authentic stories that speak to audiences around the world,” said Fremantle’s Michela Di Mondo, Executive Vice President, Distribution and Sales, Canada and an Executive Producer on the series.“We are extremely excited to be partnering with CTV and Reel World Management to bring Robyn Carr’s iconic book series to the international market.”
In Sullivan’s Crossing, Neurosurgeon Maggie Sullivan (Kohan) has her world turned upside down when a scandalous incident throws both her personal and professional life into turmoil. She leaves her life in the city and returns to Sullivan’s Crossing, a rural campground and outpost nestled amongst the sweeping vistas and cliffs she once called home,where her estranged father, Sully Sullivan (Patterson), still looks after the day-to-day operations catering to hikers, bikers, and mountain climbers. The 10-episode, hour-long romantic drama sees Maggie navigating her complicated present and confronting her painful past as she attempts to reconnect with a side of herself she had long ago forgotten. Tackling issues including family, community, conflict, loss, and love in a realistic and purposeful way, Sullivan’s Crossing is a series about healing, letting go, and ultimately, opening yourself up to a world of new opportunities