Fa-la-la! Brandon Routh made his Hallmark Channel debut throughout the 2013 vacation season and followers can’t get sufficient of him — or his work.

The Midwest native, who received his begin in Hollywood in 1999, is a chameleon relating to his profession. For instance, Routh starred in Christina Aguilera’s “What a Lady Needs” music video the identical yr he broke into the trade with a small position on Odd Man Out.

Routh made a reputation for himself in Superman Returns earlier than touchdown the position of Daniel Shaw on Chuck in 2010. Three years later, he starred in his first Hallmark Channel movie, The 9 Lives of Christmas, alongside Kimberley Sustad.

Within the movie, fireman Zachary Stone (Routh) finds himself the unwilling owner of a stray cat that continues to indicate up at his new dwelling. By way of his furry feline he meets Marilee White (Sustad), who finally ends up staying with him when her personal cat will get her evicted across the holidays.

The candy story resonated with followers and made it a non-brainer for Hallmark Channel’s parent company, Crown Media Household Networks, to create a sequel eight years later.

“I used to be slightly bit hesitant as a result of I wished to ensure it was a narrative price telling,” the Companions alum actor advised TV Fanatic in November 2021 of reprising his position. “And in addition that the movie was going to have the identical power, the identical stage of humor and enjoyable as the primary one did.”

The 9 Kittens of Christmas premiered in fall 2021, reuniting Routh with Sustad, who is a staple on the network due to her long list of roles. This time, the pair discover themselves accountable for discovering 9 kittens their perpetually houses whereas mending their very own private relationship.

The Anastasia actor gushed about his scene associate to TV Fanatic forward of the film’s premiere, saying, “Kim is so humorous and nice, and we now have nice chemistry and are each love comedic movies. I believe we work rather well collectively.”

Sustad, for her half, teased the likelihood for another cat-filled movie down the road, noting how enjoyable it's to work with Routh.

“We labored so nice collectively. And really, after, I used to be actually unhappy, as a result of I used to be like, ‘Effectively, are these two carried out now? Are Marilee and Zach carried out?’ I don’t know,” the Wedding ceremony Each Weekend actress advised the outlet in November 2021. “But it surely was form of unhappy to hold up the hat, considering that we had been. Yeah. He’s fabulous. He’s the nicest individual on the earth, and he’s so type and beneficiant, and he’s an excellent actor. I couldn’t ask for a greater scene associate, actually.”

As followers wait to see whether or not Routh and Sustad will workforce up once more, they will catch the unique movie, The 9 Lives of Christmas, on Hallmark Channel Sunday, July 3, at eight p.m. ET. The film will air as a part of the community’s Christmas in July primetime schedulewhich runs all month long.

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