May 20, 2024

Johnathon Schaech Takes Center Stage in “Blue Ridge: The Series”

Johnathon Schaech Takes Center Stage in
“Blue Ridge: The Series”

   The Exclusive Cable Premiere Debuts July 28th on INSP


(Indian Land, SC – May 20, 2024) – Top-10 cable network INSP, the leader in Western and Western-adjacent entertainment, proudly announces the exclusive cable premiere of the original series, Blue Ridge, on Sunday, July 28th at 9PM ET. Doug Butts, EVP of Programming for INSP, made the announcement.

“This new series builds on the film’s original storylines,” said Butts. “Johnathon’s role has been expanded significantly, and his performance is exceptional. We believe the stories will resonate well with the INSP audience and even draw new viewers to the network who love watching crime procedurals. At its core, Blue Ridge is about the strength of community and the power of human connection, and it celebrates the human experience with all its complexity.”

Johnathon Schaech, (That Thing You Do! Texas Rising, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow) reprises his role as Sheriff Justin Wise from the highly successful 2020 movie, Blue Ridge. The six-episode crime drama is set in the lush but forbidding North Carolina mountains, where Schaech’s character, a modern Western hero, endeavors to uphold the law while living in a small Appalachian town.

He is joined by series regulars Sarah Lancaster (Chuck, Everwood, Christmas in the Smokies) as Elli Wise; A Martinez (Longmire, The Cowboys, Dark Winds) as Connor McGrath; Taegen Burns (The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers, The Right Stuff, Imaginary) as Maddie Wise; Tom Proctor (Ballad of Buster Scruggs, Justified, Guardians of the Galaxy) as Jeremiah Wade; Avianna Mynhier (The Walking Dead) as Deputy Maxx Covington; and Greg Perrow (The Warrant, Festival of Trees) as Deputy RP; with showrunner, Gary Wheeler, promising more exciting drama.

Special guest stars include Bruce Boxleitner (Tron, Babylon 5, How the West Was Won, Far Haven); Max Martini (The Unit, 13 Hours, Pacific Rim); Ethan Embry (That Thing You Do!, Sweet Home Alabama, Grace and Frankie); Mike O’Hearn (American Gladiators, Mr. Universe); Erin Cahill (Cut to the Chase, Christmas on the Range); Jesse Kove (Cobra Kai, Far Haven); Lev Cameron (Far Haven);  and Jessica McKay (WWE Star).

Butts also noted, “The character arcs are a rich combination of compelling stories and immensely talented actors. Every week features a lineup of series regulars and special guest stars that keeps each fast-paced episode fresh and exciting. There’s action, intrigue, and suspense, yet it is suitable for viewers of every age.”

Blue Ridge: The Series bows on Sunday night, July 28th at 9pm ET. Visit to learn more.

About INSP

INSP is available nationwide to more than 55M households via MVPDs including DISH (channel 259), DIRECTV (channel 364), Comcast Xfinity, Cox Communications, Charter Spectrum, National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC), Verizon Fios (channel 286), AT&T U-verse (channel 564) and on vMVPDs including SLING TV, fuboTV, Philo, Frndly TV, Vidgo and FreeCast. Click here to find INSP in your area. INSP provides a trusted viewing experience with a lineup of exclusive and original series, timeless Westerns, action-filled dramas, and films focused on adventure and heroic characters.