A hit Hallmark Channel show will return to film its third season on Vancouver Island this spring.

Chesapeake Shores, based on a novel series of the same name about a small town in Maryland, is one of the channel's most-watched original series.

Hallmark Channel announced Wednesday the show had been green-lit for another season.

The show's producer said he's looking forward to returning to Parksville and Qualicum Beach area for filming.

Filming on the series is expected to begin around mid-April, while the 10-episode third season will hit TV screens in summer 2018.

The drama features stars like Jesse Metcalfe, Meghan Ory, Treat Williams and Diane Ladd.