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‘Touched by an Angel’ icon Roma Downey calls ‘Baxters’ drama a ‘hope opera’

1 of 5|Roma Downey and Ted McGinley star in the brand-new household drama, “The Baxters.” Image thanks to Prime Video

NEW YORK CITY, March 28 (UPI)– Touched by an Angel icon Roma Downey states she was hooked on Karen Kingsbury’s faith-based Redemption unique series from the minute she began reading it.

Downey’s imagine sharing a screen variation of the books with television audiences is recognized Thursday when The Baxtersa household drama based upon Kingsbury’s bestsellers, premieres on Prime Video.

The program follows the trials and accomplishments of long-married couple Elizabeth (Downey) and John Baxter (Ted McGinley) and their 5 adult kids, played by Ali Cobrin, Masey McLain, Josh Plasse, Emily Peterson and Reilly Anspaugh.

Kathie Lee Gifford and her child, Cassidy, along with Brandon Hirsch, Jake Allyn, Damien Leake and Orel De La Mota, co-star.

“I believed, ‘Gosh, this requires to be a television series,'” Downey informed UPI in a current Zoom interview.

“Not given that I was on Touched by an Angel have I felt there was a program that was required like this. Individuals have actually constantly stated, ‘Can’t you bring Touched by an Angel back?’ The Baxters, I believed, might fill that space that I think exists in television shows for faith and household audiences.”

Downey explained Kingsbury as “amazing,” keeping in mind the author has actually composed 27 books about the Baxter household.

“She is a really respected and really skilled author,” the actress-producer stated.

“She understands individuals. She understands households. She has actually composed abundant, fantastic characters and remarkable plots and plot that are so appealing and engaging.”

Downey stated she is happy that the program will debut heading into Easter weekend, a time of event for Christians.

The Baxters plays like a ‘hope opera,’ so it is our hope that your household will be congregated for the Easter vacation and you will all huddle together on the sofa and place on Prime Video to see The Baxters,she stated.

The series is relatable no matter one’s background, nevertheless, Downey stated, highlighting that at its heart, it is a household drama.

“People who think will, perhaps, discover it extremely significant to see characters on the screen that show worths that they have which are prayer warriors. Every household, at a long time is going to be given their knees. The distinction is when the Baxters are given their knees is they hope,” she included.

“It’s definitely been made with the heart and hope that audiences all over will be available in. We see household characteristics at play. We do not constantly like each other. We do not constantly authorize of each other’s options, however, at the end of the day, they are individuals who like each other and have each other’s backs.”

Downey stated she at first prepared to produce the series and not star in it as Elizabeth.

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