Aurora Teagarden Mysteries is coming back with a new prequel set to premiere later this year.
This version of the Charlaine Harris character will not be be played by Candace Cameron Bure. The Full House actress left Hallmark Media to join GAC in an exclusive deal.
Aurora Teagarden Mysteries: Something New is set in Aurora Teagarden’s post-college days when she finds herself back home in Lawrenceton. While her mother, Aida, struggles to keep her newfound real estate business, Aurora supports herself by working as a teacher’s assistant in a crime fiction class, and waitresses at the local diner at night. There she shares her love of researching true crime with her friend Sally and police officer Arthur.
When Sally’s fiancé doesn’t show up at their wedding rehearsal, Maid of Honor Aurora gets Arthur to help her search for him. When they discover a body, everyone assumes it is Sally’s tardy groom, but when it turns out to be someone else, Sally’s fiancé becomes the main suspect.
Skyler Samuels (The Gifted) will play Aurora Teagarden with Marilu Henner returning as Aurora’s mother Aida. Evan Roderick playing a young Arthur, Aurora’s friend and a cop starting out his career.
Emily Merlin, Development Manager, Programming, Hallmark Media released the following statement:
“Our viewers have been waiting for more adventures with Aurora and her friends – what better way to do that than to take them back to when the young, amateur sleuth was just coming into her own? The Aurora Teagarden franchise is a fan favorite and we’re excited to share this new chapter with viewers.”