Hallmark Channel will develop Sheryl Woods’ Chesapeake Shores novels for a potential primetime series to launch in 2015. The deal, announced today by Harlequin, comes on the heels of an agreement between Harlequin MIRA and Woods that includes two new Chesapeake Shores books in 2015 to coincide with the possible series launch. Woods introduced the Chesapeake Shores series in 2009 with The Inn At Eagle Point. It centers on the O’Brien clan—a large Irish-American family living on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay in a town designed and founded by three O’Brien brothers. The television series focuses on the drama that ensues when the O’Brien family reunites after years apart to face the memories from their past and learn the importance of reconciliation. Chesapeake Shores is the second Harlequin MIRA series to be adapted by the Hallmark Channel as an original television series. The network currently produces and airs Andie MacDowell starrer Cedar Cove, based on the bestselling series of the same name by Debbie Macomber.
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