From a media release:
CTV, Fremantle, and Reel World Management announced today the all-star cast joining the new CTV Original drama series, SULLIVAN’S CROSSING. In the lead role of Maggie Sullivan, Canadian actress Morgan Kohan (TRANSPLANT) heads the cast alongside leading actors Chad Michael Murray (ONE TREE HILL) as Cal Jones, and Scott Patterson (GILMORE GIRLS) as Maggie’s estranged father, Sully Sullivan. With production on the 10-episode, one-hour series set to begin this summer in Nova Scotia, also joining the principal cast are actor, singer, and a Companion of the Order of Canada, Tom Jackson (CARDINAL) as Frank Cranebear; actor, singer, songwriter, Andrea Menard (THE VELVET DEVIL) as Edna Cranebear; Lynda Boyd (VIRGIN RIVER) as Phoebe Lancaster; Allan Hawco (JACK RYAN) as Andrew Mathews; and Amalia Williamson (NORTHERN RESCUE) as Lola Gunderson.
Executive produced by Reel World Management in association with CTV and Fremantle, SULLIVAN’S CROSSING is being produced as an interprovincial co-production with Nova Scotia-based producer Mike Volpe and Ontario-based producer Mark Gingras. SULLIVAN’S CROSSING is an adaption of the New York Times bestselling novels by beloved author Robyn Carr, reuniting her with Reel World Management’s Roma Roth and Christopher E. Perry, executive producers of the hit series, VIRGIN RIVER. Fremantle will handle global distribution.
In SULLIVAN’S CROSSING, Neurosurgeon Maggie Sullivan (Kohan) has her world turned upside down when a scandalous incident throws both her personal and professional life into turmoil. She leaves her life in the city and returns to Sullivan’s Crossing, a rural campground and outpost nestled amongst the sweeping vistas and cliffs she once called home, where her estranged father, Sully Sullivan (Patterson), still looks after the day-to-day operations catering to hikers, bikers, and mountain climbers. The 10-episode, hour-long romantic drama sees Maggie navigating her complicated present and confronting her painful past as she attempts to reconnect with a side of herself she had long ago forgotten. Tackling issues including family, community, conflict, loss, and love in a realistic and purposeful way, SULLIVAN’S CROSSING is a series about healing, letting go, and ultimately, opening yourself up to a world of new opportunities
Born and raised in British Columbia, Canada, Morgan Kohan spent her childhood dancing competitively. Her focus quickly shifted to acting once she was accepted into the Triple Threat Program at Randolph Academy in Toronto and upon graduating, she set her sights on film and television. Since then, Kohan has quickly risen in the industry.
Kohan’s starring film projects have been screened across North America, including Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Whistler International Film Festival, and Fantasia Film Festival.
Kohan is most recognized for her work as lead character Lillian Walsh in the Hallmark original series, WHEN HOPE CALLS. Other television credits include guest-starring and recurring roles in Netflix’s YA series, CREEPED OUT, STAR TREK: DISCOVERY (CBS All Access), THE BOLD TYPE (Freeform), KIM’S CONVENIENCE (Netflix) and a major recurring role as Evie Beaumont in CBS’s RANSOM. Morgan has also recently been featured on BATWOMAN and CTV’s hit series, TRANSPLANT.
Chad Michael Murray
Chad Michael Murray was most recently seen starring alongside Bruce Willis in the film Fortress and its 2022 sequel Fortress: Sniper’s Eye. Previously, Chad amassed a dedicated following for his starring role in several fan-favourite series and films, including the beloved series ONE TREE HILL, GILMORE GIRLS, and DAWSON’S CREEK; and films such as A Cinderella Story and House of Wax. More recently, Chad had recurring roles on The CW’s hit series RIVERDALE and Lee Daniels’ STAR on Fox. He also starred in the critically-acclaimed western film, Outlaws & Angels, which made its debut at Sundance in 2016 and was named by Variety as one of the top films of the festival.
Chad Michael Murray is represented by Innovative Artists and Brillstein Entertainment Partners (JoAnne Colonna).
An accomplished actor in film, television, and theatre, Scott Patterson is well-known to television audiences from his seven seasons as diner owner Luke Danes in the hit series GILMORE GIRLS.
Patterson, born in Philadelphia and raised in New Jersey, attended Rutgers University and pursued a degree in comparative literature. He studied acting in New York with renowned coaches Robert Lewis and Sondra Lee and observed Paul Newman, Arthur Penn, and Frank Corsaro at The Actors Studio, where he appeared in numerous productions. The theatre company he founded in 1988 in New York City, Arc Light, produced the works of John Bishop, Sam Shepherd, Harold Pinter, and Shakespeare.
On the big screen, Scott starred as FBI psychological Profiler Agent Peter Strahm in the Saw franchise. He has also appeared in Her Best Move, Little Big League, Three Wishes, Highway 395, and Rhapsody in Bloom.
On television, in addition to his memorable role as Luke on GILMORE GIRLS, Patterson appeared on ALIENS IN AMERICA, SEINFELD, WILL & GRACE, IT’S LIKE, YOU KNOW, and FIRED UP. He has also guest starred on ARLI$$ and GET REAL, and voiced the character of Lieutenant Farraday in the 2004 animated series JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED, from Warner Bros. Animation.
In 2021, Scott teamed with iHeartRadio to create and produce his GILMORE GIRLS rewatch podcast I Am All In with Scott Patterson, which just dropped its 100th episode and continues to be a top-of-the-charts stalwart.
Patterson resides in Malibu, CA with his wife and son.
Scott Patterson is represented by The Brillstein/Landsburg Company and Attorney Doug Stone at Glaser Weil.
Developed and produced in association with Bell Media, with the participation of Canadian Media Fund and Bell Fund, Reel World Management will executive produce with Roth acting as Showrunner and Executive Producer, and Mike Volpe and Mark Gingras producing.