Nancy Travis (The Kominsky Method) and Tiera Skovbye (Riverdale) have joined the cast of Ride, Hallmark Channel’s new primetime series that is centered on a rodeo dynasty. On Sunday, March 26, Hallmark’s recently launched multigenerational family/time travel drama The Way Home (starring Andie MacDowell and Chyler Leigh) will air its season finale in an earlier-than-usual time slot, at 8/7c. Ride will then gallop onto your screens, with its series premiere at 9 pm.
Ride follows the lives of the McMurrays, part of a rodeo dynasty going back a generation, as they struggle to keep their beloved ranch afloat. After a tragic loss, each character embarks on an empowering journey of transformation and self-discovery while also uncovering a twisted web of secrets. threatening to tear the family and their small Colorado town apart at the seams. Emotions run high and clashes are common in the complicated McMurray clan, but they are a tight-knit group who don’t give up easily. And the three strong women of the family – widowed rodeo queen Missy (Tiera Skovbye), matriarch Isabel (Nancy Travis), and former teen run-away Valeria (Sara Garcia) – resolve to stand strong against all challenges and save their land, come what may.
Synopsis episode 1
Isabel McMurray (Travis) is the matriarch of a small-town ranching family going back a
generation. After losing her husband years ago, she has resiliently kept the ranch afloat and
singlehandedly raised their three sons: illustrious champion Austin (Marcus Rosner, “Valentine in
the Vineyard”), servicemember Cash (Mirchoff) and ever-dependable Tuff (Foy). Over the years,
the family has grown to include Austin’s talented wife Missy (Skovbye) and Valeria (Garcia), a
one-time runaway the family had taken in. One day, just as Cash returns home, tragedy strikes,
leaving Missy a widow, the family grieving and leading Valeria to leave town without a word.
A year later, as the McMurrays continue to grieve, the fate of their ranch is uncertain.
Cash, who has spent a lifetime in his brother’s shadow, considers stepping into his shoes to save it – a decision complicated by Cash’s long simmering feelings for Missy. Missy struggles with her place in the family without Austin and considers new opportunities, while Isabel who has faced more than her fair share of loss, struggles with putting Cash at risk, even if it means losing her life’s work. Then Valeria reappears with more secrets than answers. And a wealthy outsider (Moore) makes an offer on the ranch.
Tiera Skovbye plays Missy, a former rodeo queen who is a McMurray by marriage and struggles to find her place in the family.
Nancy Travis is Isabel McMurray, the tough-as-nails family matriarch fighting to keep her family legacy afloat following a tragedy.
Also joining the ensemble is Beau Mirchoff (Good Trouble) as Cash McMurray, the second-born son who will carry on his family’s legacy. Sara Garcia (The Flash), who will play Valeria Galindo; and Jake Foy (Designated Survivor) who will depict Tuff McMurray, Isabel’s youngest son.
Tyler Jacob Moore (Shameless) will play Gus, a handsome stranger who comes into their lives.
Production on Ride begins today in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The series will premiere on Hallmark Channel in 2023.
“We are excited to welcome the talented cast of Ride to our family here at Hallmark Channel,” said Lisa Hamilton Daly, Executive Vice President, Programming, Crown Media Family Networks. “We believe our viewers will be drawn to this exceptional, layered story that will make it a fan-favorite.”
Ride is co-produced by Endeavor-backed Blink49 Studios and Seven24 Films, in partnership with Bell Media for CTV Drama Channel in Canada. Based on an original script by husband and wife writing team Rebecca Boss and Chris Masi, who along with Sherri Cooper-Landsman, are showrunners and executive producers.
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