The popular Jesse Stone films, based on the bestselling books by Robert B. Parker, chronicle the cases of fictional Police Chief Jesse Stone of Paradise, Massachusetts, a respected and well-liked cop whose life is complicated equally by alcohol and his relationship with his ex-wife. “Just about anywhere I go, people come up to me and ask ‘When can I see the next ‘Jesse Stone?’ Thanks to Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, I can happily say it’s coming soon,” Tom Selleck said. Michelle Vicary, Executive Vice President, Programming, Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, commented on having the movies air on HMM:
Tom Selleck is a TV legend. When we heard Tom wanted to continue the ‘Jesse Stone’ series, we jumped at the chance to bring his successful film franchise to Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, TV’s top destination for original mystery movies.
“Sony Pictures Television has a long and successful partnership with Tom Selleck and this is our tenth film together,” said Helen Verno, Executive Vice President of Movies and Miniseries, Sony Pictures Television. “We are thrilled to be in business again with Tom and our new partner, Hallmark to bring viewers the next installment of the Jesse Stone franchise.”
In “Jesse Stone: Lost In Paradise,” Paradise Police Chief Jesse Stone agrees to help the Massachusetts State Homicide Division track down a brutal serial killer.
Previous installments of the “Jesse Stone” franchise have aired on broadcast television. Hallmark Movies & Mysteries has been the home of cable premieres of “Jesse Stone,” which produced some of the network’s top ratings. This is the first time “Jesse Stone” films will be made exclusively for air on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.
“Jesse Stone: Lost In Paradise” is produced by Brandman Productions, Inc. and TWS Productions II in association with Sony Pictures Television. Michael Brandman and Tom Selleck are the executive producers. The screenplay, based on characters created by Robert B. Parker, was written by Tom Selleck and Michael Brandman.
“Jesse Stone: Lost In Paradise” is slated to premiere exclusively on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries this fall.
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