Walgreens Boots Alliance brings 'Love Actually' sequel to small screen

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Walgreens Boots Alliance brings 'Love Actually' sequel to small screen

By Michael Johnsen - 05/15/2017

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance, along with NBC and Universal, will be bringing "Love Actually" back to the small screen with a short sequel set to debut May 25 during NBC's telecast of Red Nose Day to be called "Red Nose Day Actually."

The sequel is set 13 years since the romantic comedy first hit screens. And some of the original film's cast is making a return, including Bill Nighy, Colin Firth, Liam Neeson, Andrew Lincoln and Keira Knightley.

Red Nose Day started in the U.K., built on the foundation that the power of entertainment can drive positive change, and has raised more than $1 billion globally since the campaign’s founding in 1988. Walgreens Boots Alliance helped bring Red Nose Day stateside in 2015 with a mission to raise money and awareness to end child poverty, and has raised more than $60 million to date for the cause.

Red Nose Day 2017 takes place on Thursday, May 25. Money raised goes to the Red Nose Day Fund, which supports programs that keep children in need safe, healthy and educated, both in America and abroad. Beneficiaries include the Boys & Girls Clubs of America; charity: water; Children's Health Fund; Feeding America; Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance; National Council of La Raza; Save the Children; and The Global Fund.

Below is the initial video teaser touting the "Love Actually" reunion.