Jason Milligan and Mary Hanes served as creators and writer-producers
of this critically-acclaimed, award-winning family drama series for PAX-TV.
HOPE ISLAND is set in the beautiful and
quaint seafaring town of Hope Island, a place where time-honored traditions frequently collide with unpredictable challenges
of contemporary life.
A small community of only 1,998 people, Hope Island is located just outside of Seattle, but
it remains a world apart. The series boasts a rich and colorful cast of characters, whose grit and individuality lead to strong
drama and whimsical comedy. Aptly named, Hope Island is a place which seems to draw newcomers and returning natives alike
who are seeking a new beginning.
Daniel Cooper (Cameron Daddo), a newly ordained handsome young minister, is Hope Island's
most recent arrival and leading character. After suffering a painful heartbreak that nearly turned his life upside down, Daniel
sets off to start a new life and attempt to rebuild an old church on Hope Island. The island offers a chance to finally discover
what his faith means to him and share it with others. This is the first time in his life that people come to him seeking answers,
and he struggles with knowing more about uncertainty than he does about right answers. One thing he is sure about: as much
as he hopes to make a difference to Hope Island, Hope Island will most definitely change Daniel.
Daniel is introduced to some of Hope Island's residents and other series regulars which include, Widow's Walk tavern owner
and town cynic, Alex Stone (Suki Kaiser) and her son, Dylan (Max Peters); Hope Island's sole law enforcement officer Kevin
Mitchell (David Lewis); life-long Hope native Molly Brewster (Allison Hossack) and her outlandish and overeager business-minded
father, Brian Brewster (Duncan Fraser); Callie Pender (Veena Sood), owner and sole proprietor of Hope's only local paper,
and Nub Flanders (Haig Sutherland), a mysterious introvert with many hidden talents.
Now airing on several networks
around the world (but nto currently in the U.S.), Hope Island explores an array of family-oriented themes including the challenges
of raising children, maintaining a sense of family, love, greed, loyalty and fighting for ones faith and beliefs, among others.
The series is based on the long-running international hit, "Ballykissangel."