NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - MAY 08: (L-R) Emily Longeretta, Senior TV Features Editor, Variety, Heather Conkie, Alexandra Clarke, Marly Reed, Andie MacDowell, Chyler Leigh, Evan Williams, and Sadie Laflamme-Snow speak onstage during Hallmark Channel’s "The Way Home" Season 2 Screening & Emmys FYC Event at the TV Academy’s Saban Media Center on May 8, 2024 in North Hollywood, California. (Photo by Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images for Hallmark Media)

THE WAY HOME Season 2 Emmys FYC Screening and Panel

In attendance from the series were Andie MacDowell (Maid), Chyler Leigh (Supergirl), Evan Williams (Versailles) and Sadie Laflamme-Snow (The Apprentice), who participated in a panel with Heather Conkie (Showrunner/Executive Producer/Co-creator), Alexandra Clarke (Showrunner/Executive Producer/Co-creator), and Marly Reed (Executive Producer/Co-creator) moderated by Emily Longeretta of Variety.

Hallmark executives in attendance were Lisa Hamilton Daly (EVP Programming), Kelly Garrett (VP, Programming), Alice Rao (SVP, Communications & Publicity) and Kate Redinger (Sr. Director, Development, Hallmark Media), Jillian Profeta (Director, Programming) and Monica Beld (Manager, Programming).

The season two finale episode of The Way Home was screened, and a panel discussion followed. Moderator Emily Longeretta from Variety led the conversation with the cast and executive producers who participated. Afterward, attendees enjoyed a reception where they were able to mix and mingle with cast, producers and network executives.

WHO

ABOUT THE WAY HOME

In the first season, the multigenerational family drama introduced viewers to Kat Landry (Leigh), her teen daughter Alice (Laflamme-Snow) and Kat’s mother Del (MacDowell), three generations of women who are strong, willful and independent. After being estranged for nearly two decades following the unsolved disappearance of Kat’s eight-year-old brother Jacob (Remy Smith) and untimely death of family patriarch Colton Landry (Jefferson Brown) that prompted Kat to move away from her Canadian farm town of Port Haven, Kat moves back with Alice when she finds herself at a crossroads in life. Shortly after arriving, Alice unwittingly discovers the ability to travel between the past and present via a pond on the family’s land. Soon, Kat and Alice become determined to unearth the truth about these past tragedies and attempt to change the course of events. Elliot (Williams), Kat’s childhood friend who always held a torch for her, is there in the present to help guide both of them in their journey, as well as in the past for Alice as his teen self (David Webster).

Season two found Kat traveling back to 1814 in her quest to find her missing brother Jacob and bring him home. Her time there brings new mysteries as she bridged the past and present in her attempt to finally reunite her family. In the present day, Del faced the uncertainty of the future of Landry farm, which has been in their family since the founding days of Port Haven, while a potential new romance found her grappling with her grief for her late husband Colton (Jefferson Brown) and reconciling her enduring love for him with the idea of moving on to someone new. Alice had her own time travel journey to the more recent past, where she got a front-row seat to her own beginnings that also brought shocking revelations. With Elliot back in Port Haven following his travels, his relationships with both Kat and Alice were in a state of flux as their time traveling brought new information and experiences that will have a lasting impact on them all.

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