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‘Sweet Pecan Summer’: Wes Brown & Christine Ko Star in New 2021 Hallmark Movie

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Hallmark Channel‘s “Summer Nights” movie event continues on with the premiere of Sweet Pecan Summer. Starring Wes Brown and Christine Ko, this film has a girl come back home and surprisingly reconnect with her ex-boyfriend while she’s helping out her family. As always, the movie has beautiful scenery, talented actors, and a classic happy ending. We’ve got details below, including info on the cast, the plot, and even a few promotional photos.

Sweet Pecan Summer Plot + Cast

Sweet Pecan Summer follows Amanda (Christine Ko), who’s feeling unfulfilled at her cosmetics job. When her aunt Carol (Lauren Tom) calls and needs help selling her pecan farm, Amanda jumps at the chance to shake things up. Unbeknownst to her, Carol sneakily sets up Amanda’s ex-boyfriend J.P. (Wes Brown) to be the broker. He’s been working in real estate since his baseball career ended due to an injury. At first, the exes disagree at every turn about how to sell Amanda’s aunt’s pecan farm, but as they continue to work together, they grow closer. Is it enough to rekindle the spark they once had?

Christine Ko currently stars in the FXX series Dave, and was most recently seen in Netflix’s Tigertail film. Other credits to her name include a regular role in Amazon’s Upload, and a season arc on CBS’ Hawaii Five-0. Christine also starred in the web series Relationship Status alongside Milo Ventimiglia and Shawn Ashmore. She holds a degree from Georgia State University with a communications major and finance minor.

Sweet Pecan Summer on Hallmark | Credit: ©2021 Crown Media United States LLC

Wes Brown is a Hallmark movie fixture, having starred in numerous films such as Over the Moon in Love and Christmas at Graceland. His big break came before graduating from Louisiana State University, in the 2006 film Glory Road. Soon after, he began landing major roles like the one on True Blood. He had recurring roles on series like Hart of Dixie, 90210, and Trauma; series regular parts on Lifetime’s Beach Girls and NBC’s Deception.

Lauren Tom’s perhaps best known for her roles in The Joy Luck Club, Andi Mack, and various voice roles in Futurama. Other voiceover work includes Codename: Kids Next Door, The Replacements, and King of the Hill. More recently, she was seen on ABC’s The Rookie, and did voices in a 2021 episode of Rick and Morty.

Any other details?

Ahead of the premiere, Hallmark Channel released a sneak peek trailer of Sweet Pecan Summer. You can see it below:

Both Christine and Wes posted behind the scenes slideshows on their Instagram pages. Christine’s showcased their filming location in Utah; Wes’ made a joke about working with “Christine” – it was a mannequin! Check out each of their posts below.

Hallmark Channel’s official IG account also posted a photo to promote the film. The movie’s poster is below, featuring Wes and Christine on location and in character as J.P. and Amanda, respectively.

Speaking of photos, we have a few promotional pictures from Sweet Pecan Summer to share. Below, you’ll see Wes Brown, Christine Ko, Lauren Tom, and the rest of their co-stars having a blast filming.

Catch the premiere of Sweet Pecan Summer airing August 28 at 9/8 c, only on Hallmark Channel.


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