Family History Mysteries: Buried Past centres on Sophie McClaren played by Janel Parrish as a genealogist. She brings families together using her expertise and ability to dig into the past to find answers. Sophie's skills and knowledge shall be tested like never before when she discovers her close friend Jonathan is in need of a bone marrow transplant. Help is on hand from Jonathan's twin brother Jackson who also happens to be Sophie's ex. Together Sophie and Jackson search for the twins birth father in a bid to save Jonathan. As Sophie and Jackson work together it gives her the push to finally look into her own past.
Update: If you have read the Deadline.com article you may have noticed that I have made an edit and changed Sophie’s surname. A fan who has had the opportunity to see the movie told me that in Buried Past the lead character's name is Sophie McClaren not McClure as reported by Deadline.com, it’s also the name the character is given on IMDb too. Having checked IMDb again there are now two listings for the movie, this new version has Sophie’s surname as McClaren. I'm not criticising either of these outlets as information may have been correct at the time of publication and I don't want to speculate on what might have happened. I have seen a screenshot however that does confirm the character’s name as Sophie McClaren.
Amber has written for Hallmark on three previous occasions including Murder in Mind & Death By Design two movies in the popular Morning Show Mysteries series. The series was based on a novel by Al Roker and Dick Lochte. Amber also wrote the festive romantic movie A Family Christmas Gift this was an original story written by Amber and she also co-wrote the teleplay.
In October I attended Cross Roads 5 a convention in Birmingham where Amber was a guest. During a Q&A I was lucky enough to ask Amber if she had any upcoming projects she revealed to an excited audience that she had written a new movie for Hallmark and it had been given the go-ahead.
Correction: I also want to make another correction due to something that I misunderstood. Family History Mysteries Buried Past is based on a series of novels by Brynn Bonner. Amber has written the script and I believe adapted the material for the screen. I pride myself on posting accurate information, this was down to something I misunderstood during a Q&A (mentioned above) with Amber that I attended. The mistake was mine and Amber was not at fault in anyway. I apologised to Amber and visitors to the site for the error in my original post.
For more information about Family History Mysteries: Buried Past click the link below to visit the article from Deadline.com
The good news for Amber fans in the USA is that according to Deadline.com Family History Mysteries: Buried Past premiere is planned for January 2023 the exact date to be confirmed. As soon as I have more information I will post an update. Unfortunately for UK fans there is no timeframe currently set for its UK premiere. From past experience with Hallmark movies I know it can take around a year before they debut here. I will of course try to find out more information as soon as I can and fingers crossed we won't have to wait too long.
I apologise for the length of time it has taken me to get this post online this was due to work commitments and a busy time over the festive period. I'm really looking forward to seeing this movie and I'm so pleased for Amber. I'd also like to wish everyone a happy new year!
Disclaimer: Amber Benson.TV is not involved in any way with the making of Family History Mysteries: Buried Past, Hallmark or Deadline.com we own nothing. This post is for informational purposes only. We are simply trying to spread the word about an exciting new TV movie written by Amber Benson.