ABC has picked up a special holiday movie “Same Time, Next Christmas” set to air in December 2019, from Freeform Studios. The movie stars former “Glee” star Lea Michele as Olivia Henderson, a young woman who met her childhood sweetheart during her family’s annual Christmas visit to Hawaii. After being separated by distance and years, the two reunite at the same Hawaii resort years later and the old chemistry between them flares up anew – but circumstances conspire to keep them apart.
In addition, Lea Michele is set to release her first Christmas album this coming holiday.
“Same Time, Next Christmas” is executive produced by EveryWhere Studios’ Tom Mazza and David Culvert Jones, while Stephen Herek (“Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors,” “Mr. Holland’s Opus and “Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure”) is set to direct. The movie is produced by Freeform Studios for ABC.