It’s true, Mary Walsh is resurrecting the characters from 2006’s Gemini-winning TV show, Hatching, Matching, and Dispatching.
It’ll be a Christmas movie that reunites the characters of Hatching, Matching, and Dispatching, a beloved, if short lived CBC show that starred a pile of Newfoundland gold in Mary Walsh, Shaun Majumder, Susan Kent, Mark McKinney, Joel Thomas Hynes, Jonny Harris, and others.
Its cast of killer characters formed the Furey family, who look after the “cradle to grave” services of its community, like weddings, funerals, and ambulances, hence the show’s title Hatching, Matching, and Dispatching.
Here’s a promo clip from 2005:
Walsh thought a Christmas movie would be the perfect story to bring these dysfunctional folks back together, as a foster child (mirroring Jesus the Christmas miracle child) comes into their lives. She says it’ll be funny, but, heartwarming.