The second season of Hallmark’s ‘The Way Home’ has begun filming in Scarborough, Ontario. The time travel series follows “three generations of strong and independent women of the Landry family, who are living together in the small farm town of Port Haven, embarking on an enlightening journey none of them could have imagined as they learn how to find their way back to each other,” as per the official logline.
Scarborough, which is a district of Toronto, hosted the filming of the first season as well. The district has a combination of both urban and suburban neighborhoods, along with scenic beaches, lush green parks, historical sites, and diverse cultural regions, which make it a preferred choice for film and television productions. Scarborough has earlier facilitated the filming of ‘Shadowhunters,’ ‘The Shape of Water,’ ‘Pacific Rim,’ ‘Hannibal,’ ‘Resident Evil: Afterlife,’ and ‘In the Shadow of the Moon.’
The drama series was created by Heather Conkie, Alexandra Clarke, and Marly Reed. Conkie and Clarke previously worked together on the TV shows ‘Heartland’ and ‘Hudson,’ while Reed is known for her works on the films ‘Midnight at the Magnolia’ and ‘Under the Christmas Tree.’ The three also serve as executive producers on the show, along with Arnie Zipursky, Lauren MacKinlay, Hannah Pillemer, Fernando Szew, Larry Grimaldi, Andie MacDowell, Chyler Leigh, Suzanne Berger, and Ani Kevork.
The series stars Sadie Laflamme-Snow (‘The Apprentice’) as Alice “Ali” Dhawan, Chyler Leigh (‘The Flash’) as Katherine “Kat” Landry Dhawan, Andie MacDowell (‘Along for the Ride’) as Delilah “Del” Landry, Evan Williams (‘Blonde’) as Elliot “El” Augustine, Alex Hook (‘I Am Frankie’) as teenage Katherine Landry, and David Webster (‘Luckiest Girl Alive’) as teenage Elliot Augustine. The rest of the cast includes Al Mukadam (‘Nowhere’), Jefferson Brown (‘When Hope Calls’), and Nigel Whitmey (‘Never Let Go’). These performers are expected to return to the second season.
‘The Way Home’ originally premiered in January 2023 and garnered a favorable reception over the course of its 10 episodes. The success of the series led to its renewal for a second season in March. The plot details of the upcoming season have been kept under wraps. However, the show is expected to delve deeper into the Landry family’s history, revealed Laurie Ferneau, Senior Vice President of Original Programming at Hallmark Media.
“Heather Conkie, Alexandra Clarke, and Marly Reed have created a rich, textured story filled with heart and mixed with intrigue that’s proven to be a winning combination. Season two is sure to bring more drama and mystery as the Landry family’s history is revealed,” Ferneau stated during the announcement of the renewal. Lisa Hamilton Daly, Executive Vice President of Programming at Hallmark Media, added, “The press and our audience have enthusiastically embraced ‘The Way Home’ from the first episode making the decision to renew the series an easy one. We’re thrilled to be able to continue the journey of the Landry family and can’t wait for fans to see what’s next.”