Jack Wagner and Kristina Wagner Join Season Two Cast of Hallmark’s ‘When Calls the Heart’

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Currently in production on its second season, Hallmark Channel announced last night during its Winter TCA Press Tour event that “General Hospital’s” Jack Wagner (ex-Frisco Jones) and Kristina Wagner (Felicia Jones) will join the cast as regulars in its original series “When Calls the Heart,” set in a 19th century mining town and starring Lori Loughlin (“Full House,” “Summerland”), Erin Krakow and Daniel Lissing.

“Our amazinng fans have proven their loyalty and devotion to the endearing characters and riveting stories of ‘When Calls the Heart’ with remarkable ratingss and outstanding social media engagement throught Season 1,” said Michelle Vicary, Executive Vice Presideent, Programming, Crown Media Family Networks. “We promise more great stories, great romance and great drama in the second season of this beloved, original series.”

Jack Wagner debuted in the latter episodes of season 1 as Mountie Bill Avery, a forensic investigator who is hiding something from his past that could jeopardize his romantic future with Abigail Stanton (Loughlin).

Kristina Wagner is set to join the series in the third episode of season 2. Details on her character were not released.

“When Calls the Heart” is based on the bestselling series of books by Janette Oke.

The new season premieres Saturday, April 4 at 9:00 PM, ET/PT on Hallmark Channel.