Hallmark has announced its newest TV mystery movie, Curious Caterer: Dying for Chocolate, is to premiere on April 10, 2022. The cast includes notable Hallmark stars Andrew Walker (My Family Christmas Tree, An Unexpected Christmas) and Nikki DeLoach (9-1-1, Cranberry Christmas) in this Hallmark mystery movie.
Curious Caterer: Dying for Chocolate is an adaptation of Catering for Nobody and Dying for Chocolate by Diane Mott Davidson. Davidson is the author of the Goldy Bear Culinary Mystery series, which also includes such titles as Chopping Spree and Sticks & Scones, all culinary-themed murder mysteries.
According to Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, DeLoach stars as Goldy, a small-town single mother from Elk Park, Colorado, who is a caterer by trade but must team up with Andrew Walker’s Tom Schultz, a recently-divorced detective from San Francisco, in order to solve the gruesome murder of her friend in this mystery movie.
Andrew Walker & DeLoach: Dynamic Duo
As with any Hallmark movie, a connection is slated to appear between the leading duo. Walker and DeLoach have a history of acting together in Hallmark’s A Dream of Christmas (2016), The Perfect Catch (2017), and Sweet Autumn (2020). According to Southern Living, Walker has stated that while he is excited to appear alongside DeLoach again, the pair is also looking forward to showing audiences “[something] that’s much different than anything they’d ever seen us in. ”In addition to this, Walker has also stated that given the complexity of Tom Schultz as a big-city detective, he is interested in taking a new approach to his character.
Along with Walker and DeLoach, Curious Caterer: Dying for Chocolate is also said to star Jaycie Dotin (The Twilight Zone, The Baby-Sitters Club) as Marla Macguire, a friend of Goldy, and Erin Boyes (The Man in the High Castle, Cranberry Christmas) as Dr. Laura Smiley. Anthony Metchie, who starred in Hallmark movies such as Playing Cupid and The Christmas Aunt, will direct the film.
Curious Caterer: Dying for Chocolate will release on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries on April 10, 2022, at 9/8c.