Francesca Quinn PI premieres this weekend on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries let’s take a closer look at the film and its links to an existing Hallmark Signature Mystery.
“Francesca “Frankie” Quinn (Jansen) is a private investigator in St. Benedict, Minnesota who finds herself in the middle of a personal case when her fiancé Carl Wiseman (Derek Kun) is murdered. Detective Wyn Rousseau (Bruce) is assigned to the case…and also happens to be Frankie’s ex. The two share a powerful intellect and were once very much in love, but things ended badly.
Following their split, Frankie left her forensics job with the police department and became a private investigator. She stands back and lets Wyn do his job but, after a week of no progress, Carl’s sister hires her to solve the case. As the one-time couple teams up to unravel a serpentine plot and unmask a sinister killer, the investigation strikes at their hearts.”
Mallory Jansen (Marvel Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) and Dylan Bruce (Midnight, Texas) star in this mystery that itself led one fan to believe they have uncovered another mystery. Over in the reddit Hallmark Movies group one user pointed out that the premise of this film bears many similarities to the current timeline of Mystery 101. TV Shows Ace does a great job of putting everything together and is worth reading.
To summarise, Mystery 101 last instalment ended on a cliffhanger that featured a time jump leaving Amy and Travis in a very similar situation to how things start in Francesca Quinn PI. The two titles also happen to share a screenwriter. More information is available in the above article.
Francesca Quinn, P.I. airs on Sunday, September 25 at 9 p.m. on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.