DANICA MCKELLAR AND NEAL BLEDSOE STAR IN ‘THE WINTER PALACE,’ NEW ORIGINAL MOVIE PREMIERING JANUARY 8 ON GAC FAMILY
NEW YORK, NY – December 28, 2021 – GAC Family today announces Danica McKellar (“The Wonder Years,” “Home Economics,” “Domino Masters”) and Neal Bledsoe (“Shameless,” “The Man in the High Castle”) will star in the network’s first original romantic comedy of 2022, “The Winter Palace,” which premieres on Saturday, January 8 (8 p.m. ET). “The Winter Palace” marks McKellar’s first film for GAC Family since agreeing to a multi-picture deal to star in and executive produce original films for the network.
In “The Winter Palace,” McKellar plays Emily, a romance writer with a bad case of writer’s block and a looming deadline to deliver her next book. Emily’s friend manages luxury properties in the Rockies and arranges for Emily to be the caretaker of an estate home whose owners have not visited in years. The home away retreat energizes Emily’s creativity and taking care of the home means keeping the fireplace roaring. Until one morning, Emily is awakened by the sound of a motorcade and footsteps of an army of associates surrounding a Crown Prince who is by turns both a future king and the current owner of the stately home Emily has taken up residence in.
“The Winter Palace” is executive produced by Brad Krevoy, Amanda Phillips, Eric Jarboe, Lorenzo Nardini, Danica McKellar, Jimmy Townsend, Susie Belzberg Krevoy, and Kathy Ceroni. Producer is David Anselmo. Supervising Producers are Kaitlyn Greenough and Kelly Martin. Directed by TW Peacocke. Original screenplay by Gregg Rossen and Brian Sawyer.
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