One thing is for sure, the Hallmark Channel has another hit original series on its hands with Chesapeake Shores.

Not only did the first season of the series capture the hearts and minds of viewers, it became the highest rated season of any original series in Hallmark’s history. Now back for a second season, fans will continue to follow the adventures of Abby, Trace and the rest of the Chesapeake Shores family.
One of the reasons for the series success is the work of the talented Meghan Ory who plays Abby O’Brien. In the first season, Abby had to deal with changing jobs, a divorce and the possibility of rekindling an old romance. As Season 2 progresses, what will life have in store for Abby and Trace? Will there be an issue with Wes? Only time will tell and we are sure fans of the series, known as “Chessies”, will tune in each week.

We sit down with the lovely Meghan Ory to talk about Abby’s relationship with Trace, the tension this may bring with her ex Wes and what fans can look forward to with the rest of Season 2 of Chesapeake Shores!

The firs season of Chesapeake Shores was the Hallmark Channel’s highest rated season ever for any of it’s original series. Were you surprised by the quick success of the series ?
Meghan Ory – It’s always exciting when an audience enjoys the show you have spent months making for them, particularly since we film Chesapeake Shores on an island, in a little bubble away from the world. You never know how it’s going to be received and it was very gratifying that people liked it so much.

Why do you think a series like Chesapeake Shores has resonated so well with its viewers ?
Meghan Ory – I wish I knew the answer to that. For me, one of the reasons I loved the show in the beginning is that I loved the O’Brien family and wanted to spend time with them and get to explore their lives and stories. I think sometimes it’s nice to watch something where you just enjoy spending time with the characters.

With such success with the first season, do you and the cast feel any added pressure to live up to and surpass the success of the first season ?
Meghan Ory – I think that’s always in the back your head a little bit. Obviously, we want to do the show justice and hope the audience will like this season as much as they did before. At the end of the day though, all we can do is tell the stories we feel are right for the characters and hope the fans enjoy it again.

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