Stargate SG-1 actor Michael Shanks is back on Hallmark this holiday season with a brand new movie. Shanks (“Daniel Jackson”) co-stars in Christmas Homecoming with Julie Benz, whose credits include Dexter and Syfy Channel’s Defiance.
The film makes its television premiere Saturday, November 18 (9/8c) on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries (formerly Hallmark Movie Channel).
The movie is part of Hallmark’s annual “Most Wonderful Miracles of Christmas” celebration, which starts October 27 and continues through January 1.
Shanks plays Jim Mullins, a U.S. Army Captain who faces a new deployment after falling in love. From Hallmark:
A military widow rents an apartment to an Army Captain recovering from an injury in battle. As they team up to save the town’s military museum with a Christmas fundraising event, these two “wounded birds” find themselves falling in love — and being healed by the magic of Christmas.
Other familiar faces from the Stargate family appearing include Jay Brazeau (“Harlan” on SG-1, “Lord Protector” on Atlantis), Daryl Shuttleworth (who played alien commanders in “New Ground” and “Cure”), and Daniel Bacon (Dr. Watson in “Sunday”).
Christmas Homecoming filmed in and around Vancouver, British Columbia in August, with the working title Welcome Home Warrior.