Erin Krakow and Daniel Lessing are thrilled to be working together again. The two actors posted a behind-the-scenes video from the set of “Santa Tell Me” to both of their Instagram accounts. As the camera pans along a Christmassy outdoor street set, it lands on Lissing and Krakow from behind. The two actors turn to the camera with beaming smiles, and Lissing puts his arm around Krakow. “I’m so happy to be working alongside my dear friend @daniellissing on @hallmarkchannel’s Christmas movie #SantaTellMe!!!” Krakow captioned the post.
While Lissing never revealed the specifics behind his departure from “When Calls the Heart,” he did note that it was a personal decision. When he told his co-star, Krakow was shocked and saddened by the news. “Dan, in many ways, has been my partner in crime for five years and one of my greatest scene partners ever, and I’m just really gonna miss him,” Krakow told Entertainment Tonight in 2018. The show’s writers explored all the possibilities for handling Lissing’s departure. Rather than cast a new actor, have the character break up with Krakow’s Elizabeth, or move away, they ultimately decided to kill Jack Thorton. Even though it was a tragic decision, the writers deemed it the only believable option and the only way Elizabeth and Jack would be separated.