[TV News]: ‘Buffy’ Movie Star Kristy Swanson Joins UP TV’s ‘Angels in the Snow’
March 4, 2015
EXCLUSIVE (TheWrap.com): UPTV's Christmas offering will revolve around two families trapped in a cabin by a blizzard.
Kristy Swanson is moving on from vampires to angels.
Swanson, star of the film “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” has signed on for the UP TV Christmas movie “Angels in the Snow,” which began production last week in Vancouver, Canada.
Based on the Rexanne Becnel novel “Christmas Journey,” the domestic drama revolves around two very different families who find themselves snowbound together in a luxurious cabin during a Christmas blizzard. The affluent yet troubled Montgomery family is headed by workaholic real estate developer Charles (played by Chris Potter of UP’s “Heartland”) and his wife Judith (Swanson) a former New York fashion editor who he’s trying to mend fences with.
Meanwhile,the Tucker family show up on the doorstep of the cabin, exhausted and in need of shelter after their van slides off the snow-covered road.
As the families wait out the storm, it soon becomes evident that the Tuckers offer an example of love, togetherness and caring that is seemingly gone from the Montgomerys’ lives. But perhaps the Tuckers’ example — and friendship — can reignite the Montgomery family’s spirit this season.
MarVista Entertainment and Odyssey Media are producing “Angels in the Snow,” with Norman Stephens, Ken Atchity, Kirk Shaw and Keith Shaw executive producing. Atchity, Chi-Li Wong and Julie Brazier wrote the treatment of Becnel’s novel, with Brazier (UP’s “My Mother’s Future Husband”) responsible for the adapted script.
George Erschbamer (“My Mother’s Future Husband,” “My Name Is Sarah”) is directing.