The Hallmark Channel is reuniting ER alums Gloria Reuben and Eriq La Salle for their upcoming original movie, A Second Chance at Love. Alvina August and Jarod Joseph have also been cast in the romantic comedy.
The film centers around Alicia (August) and Arnold (Joseph), who on the surface their marriage is picture-perfect, however, there is something amiss. Arnold is ready to grow their family, but subconsciously Alicia is hesitant to the idea. Rather than face the problem head on, Alicia, the self-proclaimed “love doctor,” immerses herself in her divorced parents Jack (La Salle) and Brenda’s (Reuben) dating affairs by setting them each up on a blind date dating app.
Alfons Adetuyi is directing A Second Chance at Love from a script by Chad Quinn.
This rom-com is the first time LaSalle and Reuben will appear on screen together since they starred as Peter Benton and Jeanie Boulet, respectively, on the NBC medical drama, ER, (1994-2009).
“I’m excited to work with Hallmark again and reunite with Gloria,” La Salle said in a statement, with Reuben adding, “It’s wonderful to join the Hallmark family and to reunite with Eriq after so many years, especially in a completely different genre of storytelling!”
Lisa Hamilton Daly EVP, Programming Crown Media Family Networks also chimed in on this ER reunion:
“We are so excited to reunite Eriq and Gloria in this all-new movie. With 20 years passed since they last appeared on the screen together, this heartwarming romcom will showcase their undeniable chemistry – a treat for viewers ready to see this television reunion. I’m looking forward to it and I know so many ER fans are, too.”
A Second Chance at Love is from NGN Productions. Kimberley Wakefield, Jacob Nasser, Joseph Nasser, Danial Nasser, Danny Webber, and Jack Nasser serve as executive producers. Tara Cowell-Plain is producer.
Production for A Second Chance at Love is underway and the film will premiere, Saturday, March 26, 8/7c on the Hallmark Channel.