I had the opportunity to learn more about the film directly from Sparks, as well as Lauren Ambrose, who plays Belle. I don't want to reveal too much about Deliverance Creek (I already watched it, two thumbs up!) but I will say this is not the typical Nicholas Sparks project. There's a strong love that fuels the plot, but it's not the same as The Notebook or The Vow, it's a mother's love for her children.
Set in the midst of the Civil War, we see Belle fighting to protect her family and doing whatever it takes to do so. She's pretty badass! Ambrose brought a lot to the role and it was evident in her performance that she really understood Belle. She explained, "I just absolutely love playing this character - bringing this fierce, gritty, you know, tough lady, who is flawed and passionate and has a lot on her plate - to life."
The way the movie plays out, you'll be wanting more at the end. And luckily, for us, Sparks wants to give us more. If all goes well we can expect additional Deliverance Creek movies, or even a weekly show. "I would prefer a series, a really well done series and you know, 10 to 12 really high quality episodes per year," said Sparks.
Deliverance Creek is full of love, heartbreak, revenge, greed, and so much more that'll have you glued to the TV screen for two hours. Be sure to tune in this Saturday, September 13 at 8/7c on Lifetime! Fingers crossed the movie does well and we'll get to continue on with the story.