In addition to returning to “Days of our Lives” in a recurring capacity, playing his Daytime Emmy Award-winning character Will Horton, actor Chandler Massey is expanding his relationship with Hallmark with the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries original movie, “Heart of the Matter,” premiering Sunday, May 15 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on the network. He more recently starred in “Next Stop, Christmas” for Hallmark Channel.
In “Heart of the Matter,” Massey portrays Henry, a young patient with an intellectual disability who dies while under the care of Andie Hodges (Aimeé Teegarden) an accomplished, young cardiologist who has a great passion for the patients she treats and prides herself on giving them the best of care.
Following Henry’s accidental death, Andie is left shaken and doubting her ability as a doctor. Grappling with this loss and a confrontation with Henry’s angry mother, Gladys (Gayle O’Grady), only adds to her despair and leads her to further question her professional future. With a malpractice lawsuit looming and potential sanctions from the medical review board, Andie begins to rethink her loving relationship with Patrick (Andrew Zachar), who has been understanding and supportive of her. But as Andie and Gladys learn to overcome their sorrow through forgiveness, they learn that acceptance leads to hope.
James Wilberger is the executive producer. Alexandre Coscas, Ben C. Silverman, Michael R. Goldstein and Simon Richardson are producers. Mark Jean directs from a script by Karen Struck.