The Hallmark Channel announces six-time Golden Globe and Emmy nominee Robert Wagner (Hart to Hart) and his wife, Golden Globe nominee, Jill St. John (Diamonds Are Forever) have been cast as Santa and Mrs. Claus in North Pole Hallmark Channel's highly-anticipated new original holiday movie premiering Saturday, November 15, 2014 (8 p.m. ET/PT, 7C).
A magical holiday escape awaits as Tiffani Thiessen, Josh Hopkins, Bailee Madison, Max Charles, and Candice Glover star in the first full-length, two-hour original holiday movie that the Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Cards, Inc. have created together. North Pole is a holiday adventure never seen before on the network that will employ state-of-the-art CGI technology taking viewers right into the magical world of Santa's wonderfully enchanting hometown. North Pole is part of the network's annual "Countdown to Christmas," the #1 most treasured holiday destination by television viewers.
"We are enthusiastic and incredibly proud to work with Hollywood royalty Robert Wagner and Jill St. John on this very special project that will surely become a timeless holiday classic," said Michelle Vicary, Executive Vice President, Programming for the Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movie Channel. "Robert Wagner and Jill St. John capture the essence of North Pole beautifully as Mr. and Mrs. Claus with their spirit, grace, humor and undeniable chemistry."
North Pole, the magical home to Santa and Mrs. Claus (Wagner and St. John), has grown into a huge city powered by the magic of holiday happiness around the world. Yet as people everywhere get too busy to enjoy festive time together, the city is in trouble. Who can help save the cherished traditions of Christmas? One young boy, Kevin (Charles), might have a chance if he can convince his protective mom, Chelsea (Thiessen), to rediscover the magic of the season. With a little added help from Kevin's charming teacher Ryan (Hopkins), a mysterious elf-like girl Clementine (Madison) and a gospel singer named Josephine (Glover), Kevin is determined to bring his mom in on the fun and prove that one small voice can change the hearts of many.