Jesse Metcalfe will bow out of the beloved Hallmark drama during its forthcoming fifth season.
Deadline first reported the news.
“A new season of Hallmark Channel’s highly popular scripted series, Chesapeake Shores, is returning this summer. Jesse Metcalfe, who plays Trace Riley, has decided to leave the show. His character’s storyline will wrap up early in Season Five,” Hallmark Channel said in a statement to the outlet.
“Jesse is a valued member of the Crown Media family; we look forward to continuing to work with him on projects, including original movies on Hallmark Channel, as well as his Hallmark Movies & Mysteries’ movie series, Martha’s Vineyard Mysteries, the next installment of which premieres on May 16."
"In addition, we are currently in development on another movie in the series.”
The good news for longtime fans is that Trace, played by Metcalfe,