Candace Cameron Bure and Yannick Bisson
Yannick Bisson was once one of the most iconic faces on the Aurora Teagarden series outside of Candace Cameron Bure. But his Hallmark film character Martin Bartell has been written off from the series and many fans still miss him. Bisson has shared details about why he left the series and was replaced by Niall Matter.
He left because of planning problems after being unable to take a vacation for 3 years
Bisson spoke to TV Goodness about why he left the Aurora Teagarden series. He said he loved the show, but it really was all about his schedule.
“I really enjoyed doing this. Candace [Cameron Bure] is one of my favorite people, ”he said. “It’s a lot of fun. It’s not too serious and I loved going to BC to film it. It really became a planning thing. And when you start not being on vacation for three years, something must be going on. [Were that not the case]I would have loved to go on, but I think they wanted someone who had more flexibility. “
Bisson juggled Aurora Teagarden with Murdoch Mysteries, which has aired since 2008. Murdoch Mysteries is a Canadian detective series that began on Citytv and now airs on CBS. It takes place in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Bisson has been part of Murdoch Mysteries since 2008 and plays the role of detective William Murdoch in more than 200 episodes.
He spoke to My Devotional Thoughts about the success of Murdoch Mysteries.
“To be honest, I didn’t think the show was going to be very long, just because of the scenery at the time,” he said. “There wasn’t a single period show at the time. The story and characters were great so I gave it my all anyway. Ten years later, I can’t really point to one particular thing that makes it a success. In fact, every person I speak to seems to enjoy completely different aspects of the show and in different combinations. Some like the mystery, some the romance, some the story, and others the comedic parts or historical characters. Never the same. “
Since leaving Aurora Teagarden, he has also appeared in three films: Anything for Jackson, A Perfect Plan, and Hellmington. Prior to joining Murdoch Mysteries, his numerous roles included Falcon Beach, Sue Thomas: FBEye, Crazy About Christmas, Soul Food, Students, Nothing Too Good For A Cowboy, Flood, and more.
Niall Matter said he knew it would be difficult to replace Bisson’s character
In an interview with TV Goodness, Matter said he knew it would be difficult to replace Bisson’s character when he joined Aurora Teagarden in 2018. He said:
When you walk in for the first time, you just hope that the fans’ reaction is positive and that they like the character because it’s difficult when you walk in and your character is essentially replacing someone the fans loved. Fans loved Yannick and his character Martin, and that was really difficult when an actor walked in and tried to fill those shoes.
In the beginning there were two sides, people who really liked me and the work I’d done in other films at Hallmark, and then the other people who really loved what they already had and were resistant to change. Thankfully, I’ve seen the fans really warm up for Nick and Aurora, and now, for the most part, I only see people who love them together.
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