Actor Dylan Neal (ex-Dylan Shaw, “The Bold and the Beautiful”) will star in the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries original movie “Gourmet Detective,” based on the series of books by Peter King. Neal, who co-wrote the script along with his wife Becky Southwell, will also serve as an executive producer. The movie is set to premiere sometime this spring and is the first of three planned for the cable network.
Co-starring Brooke Burns (“Baywatch,” “North Shore”), “Gourmet Detective” tells the story of famous San Francisco culinary expert Henry Ross (Neal), who lends his talents to solving food mysteries when his friend’s five-star restaurant is the setting for suspicious activity that leads to murder. Expected to work alongside strong-willed police detective and single mom, Maggie Price (Burns), Henry tries to decipher the clues and investigate all the possible culinary suspects.
When he’s not writing and appearing in original movies, Neal can be seen starring opposite Andie MacDowell in Hallmark Channel’s “Debbie Macomber’s Cedar Cove,” the most watched original series in the network’s history. “Cedar Cove” is scheduled to launch its third season sometime in July on Hallmark Channel.
“The talented Dylan Neal has become an invaluable member of the Crown Media family with his successful turn on Hallmark’s first-ever scripted series, ‘Debbie Macomber’s Cedar Cove,'” said Michelle Vicary, Executive Vice President, Programming and Publicity, Crown Media Family Networks. “Now, as the star, executive producer and co-writer of this exciting new Mystery Movie Series, Neal proves he is an irresistible draw for our loyal viewers, with electric chemistry opposite the charismatic Brooke Burns.”
Neal is set to play Bob Adams in the highly anticipated Universal Pictures release, “Fifty Shades of Grey,” which follows the erotic relationship between Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) and Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan). Bob is Anastasia’s stepfather and the husband of Carla Adams (Jennifer Ehle). The film is set for release on Friday, February 13.