Directed by Pat Williams, Hallmark’s ‘Sweet Revenge: A Hannah Swensen Mystery’ is a murder mystery movie based on author Joanne Fluke’s cozy mystery novel series titled ‘Hannah Swensen Mysteries.’ It is the sixth installment in the ‘Murder, She Baked’ made for television film series. The movie follows Hannah, a baker and amateur sleuth who enjoys solving mysteries. Hannah gets embroiled in the investigation of a local woman’s murder, which exposes her and her fiance, Detective Mike Kingston, to new threats.
Set in the beautiful and serene town of Eden Lake in Minnesota, fans must be curious to know whether the television film was actually filmed on location. If you are a fan of the crime-solving duo and are looking for the filming and cast details of the ‘Sweet Revenge: A Hannah Swensen Mystery,’ we have got you covered!
Sweet Revenge: A Hannah Swensen Mystery Filming Locations
Principal photography on ‘Sweet Revenge: A Hannah Swensen Mystery’ likely commenced in May 2021 and was wrapped up by June 2021. Although there is an Eden Lake Township in Minnesota, the mystery film was not filmed there. In fact, the film’s fictional setting was created in a few places in Canada, mainly in the British Columbia region. Let’s take a closer look at the movie’s filming sites!
Abbotsford, British Columbia
‘Sweet Revenge: A Hannah Swensen Mystery’ was partially filmed on location in Abbotsford, a city located just outside of Metro Vancouver in the Fraser Valley Regional District. It is one of the most populous cities in British Columbia. Abbotsford is known for its countryside aesthetics which have made it a popular filming destination. Movies such as Lifetime’s ‘The Girl in the Bathtub‘ and Hallmark’s ‘Sweet Carolina‘ were also filmed in the city.
Chilliwack, British Columbia
The cast and crew of the film visited the city of Chilliwack, in the Fraser Valley, to shoot some portions. The city is known for its quiet suburban locales and agricultural background. It offers various outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, fishing, white water river rafting, rock climbing, etc., that attract a large number of tourists. Chilliwack also served as a filming location for popular Hallmark films such as ‘A Glenbrooke Christmas‘ and ‘Christmas Comes Twice.’
Vancouver, British Columbia
Some sequences for the movie were shot in Vancouver. The town’s popularity as a filming location has earned it the nickname of Hollywood North. Aside from being home to the third-largest film and television industry in North America, Vancouver is also a renowned educational hub.
Sweet Revenge: A Hannah Swensen Mystery Cast
‘Sweet Revenge: A Hannah Swensen Mystery’ stars Alison Sweeney as Hannah Swensen, a skilled baker with a penchant for solving mysteries. Sweeney is best known for her role as Samantha “Sami” Brady on ‘Days of Our Lives.’ Cameron Mathison essays the role of Detective Mike Kingston, Hannah’s fiancé and an ace detective. Soap-opera fans might remember the actor as Ryan Lavery from ‘All My Children.’
Barbara Niven stars as Delores Swensen, Hannah’s mother. The actress is known for playing Megan O’Brien on ‘Chesapeake Shores.’ Tess Atkins plays the part of Michelle Swensen, Hannah’s younger sister. Joining the main cast in supporting roles are Darien Martin (Brett), Markian Tarasiuk (Tad), Gabriel Hogan (Norman), Jamila Hall (Caty), and June B. Wilde (Carol).
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