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Roma Downey, the Giffords Explain Why People Need THE BAXTERS: It ‘Gives Hope’

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Roma Downey, the Giffords Explain Why People Need THE BAXTERS: It ‘Gives Hope’

By Movieguide® Contributor

Kathy Lee Gifford, her daughter Cassidy and Roma Downey recently spoke with Movieguide® about why people need Amazon Prime’s new show, THE BAXTERS.

“I really wanted to be involved because…there’s nothing like it out there right now, and people really are so hungry for it, and they want to find hope in something because there’s so much negative out there,” Cassidy began. “You know, you’re inundated with it, I feel like, from all angles the second you turn your TV on, whether it be the news or even all the scripted series that are out there. People want to feel hope, and they want to feel connected to something, and I think more people out there have faith than we than we actually think.”

THE BAXTERS is “An ensemble family drama based on the bestselling novels from Karen Kingsbury, that follows Elizabeth and John Baxter, and their adult children, as they navigate life’s highs and lows, both with and without God.”

Cassidy plays Reagan Decker in the show.

“I think THE BAXTERS gives hope, and I do think that there is an audience for it,” she added.

Kathy Lee, who plays Lillian Ashford, joined the show to support her friend Roma Downy, who stars in THE BAXTERS.

“I did the show not only because Cass was out in as a member of the permanent cast,” Kathy Lee said. “But, Roma is an old friend of mine. And I don’t mean old in that sense, I mean just when she first started on TOUCHED BY AN ANGEL. I did several of the early episodes of it and we became fast friends.”

“So, it’s always just a joy to be around Roma whether I’m working with her or just hanging out she’s just she’s an amazing woman,” she revealed.

Per a press release, “Season One of THE BAXTERS centers on Elizabeth and John’s daughter, Kari, who learns the shocking truth that her professor husband, Tim, has been secretly having an affair with one of his college students. As her relationship is tested, Kari must seek comfort in her faith and family to discover if love is truly a choice and if her marriage can be redeemed. In this deeply moving faith-based journey, The Baxters must come together as a family to work through the challenges of life.”

Downey believes it’s important to address hard topics like infidelity from a faith-based perspective.

“As a community of believers, we don’t often get to see a churchgoing family who are dealing with issues. I mean, this is not a perfect family. They have plenty of challenges being thrown at them, but we know…that even in our brokenness, you know, our God welcomes us home,” she told Movieguide®.
“And so this show has, you know, a beautiful dealing with themes that are important. It’s dealing with pertinent social issues too. It’s dealing with loss and longing. It deals with infidelity and divorce, and, you know, I mean, it doesn’t shy away from things that we’re all dealing with,” she added.
THE BAXTERS premieres on Amazon on March 28. Check back for Movieguide®’s review.
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Movieguide® previously reported:

Prime Video just announced its new spring release—THE BAXTERS.

“The series stars and is executive produced by actress, producer, and New York Times best-selling author Roma Downey as the family matriarch, Elizabeth Baxter,” Patheos reported. “Also starring is Ted McGinley (SHRINKING, MARRIED…WITH CHILDREN) as John Baxter. THE BAXTERS is slated to stream spring 2024 exclusively on Prime Video in more than 240 countries and territories worldwide.”

“The deal with Prime Video comes as Amazon has heightened its focus on faith-based, family-friendly, and uplifting series and movies,” Variety reported.

The series is based on Karen Kingsbury’s best-selling series that follows the lives of Elizabeth and John Baxter and their five adult children.

“In this deeply moving faith-based journey, The Baxters must come together as a family to work through the challenges of life,” Patheos reported.

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