Is Heartland coming back for another season? Continue reading to learn more about Heartland Season 16.
“To be a winner, you don’t have to be the first across the finish line,” said Ty Borden. It’s one of the best quotes expressed by a character in this series, and it’s appropriate for the franchise’s current state. Despite being gone for more than a year, the show appears to have not reached its conclusion, as we have some exciting news to share with you about the next chapter of Heartland.
The series is based on Lauren Brooke’s Heartland novel series. The family unites and develops closer as they experience the highs and lows of ranch life. Amy Fleming and her older sister Louise “Lou” Fleming live on their Alberta-based family ranch, ‘Heartland,’ with their widowed grandfather Jack Bartlett, their father Tim Fleming, and hired farmhand Ty Borden.
If you’ve been wondering whether Heartland has been renewed or canceled for any more seasons, then you have reached the right place to know. As we’ve put together a quick rundown of everything you need to know about the official release date, plot, and cast, so you can get excited about the next installment and be prepared before the series is set to make its debut. Here’s all we know about Heartland Season 16 so far.
Will there be a Season 16 of Heartland?
Yes, it is official that Heartland will be returning to your TV screen with another season, making it one of the longest-running Canadian TV series with 16 seasons in its massive franchise. Moreover, Heartland has already surpassed Street Legal as the longest-running one-hour scripted drama in Canadian television history.
The official renewal announcement was shared on the official Twitter handle of Heartland on June 1, 2022, quoting, “Breaking news! We are excited to officially announce that Heartland will return for season 16 with 15 new episodes this fall on @cbc and @cbcgem! #iloveheartland #HLinProd” Take a look at the post below:
Breaking news! We are excited to officially announce that Heartland will return for season 16 with 15 new episodes this fall on @cbc and @cbcgem! #iloveheartland #HLinProd pic.twitter.com/SuKTRnF7mj
— Heartland (@HeartlandOnCBC) June 1, 2022
Heartland Season 16 Production Status
The upcoming season’s production has already begun, and the entire cast has returned to reprise their roles and continue this incredible journey. The update was confirmed on the official Instagram handle of Heartland, quoting, “Production on Heartland Season 16 starts today!! Stay tuned for updates as we shoot our exciting new season. And here are behind-the-scenes on Day 1.” Take a look at the official post below and follow the page to get more updates about the next season.
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Many of the show’s stars have also confirmed the announcement by posting exclusive behind-the-scenes photos on social media. Take a look at a few photos below:
Ziya Matheson, who plays Katie Fleming Morris shared the news on her official Instagram handle, quoting, “Katie is back in action! So happy to be on set with the amazing Heartland cast and crew! Can’t wait for y’all to see what’s in store for this season!”
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Michelle Morgan, who portrays Samantha Louise “Lou” Fleming Morris, also shared and quoted, “Oh man! My onscreen daughter is so grown up and (gulp) almost my height! Absolute thrilled to be working with @bayemcphersonofficial again this season. #heartland #iloveheartland.”
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Heartland Season 16 Potential Release Date
The exact release date of Heartland Season 16 is yet to be confirmed by the CBC network as of June 11, 2022. But on the bright side, the fans were assured that the upcoming season is not delayed and will be released sooner than they anticipated.
The official press release by CBC for Heartland Season 16 states, “With 234 episodes over 15 seasons already available to watch anytime for free on CBC Gem, it’s hard to believe that the number will soon increase to almost 250! An additional 15 new episodes will be added for the 16th season, which is set to premiere this fall on CBC and CBC Gem.”
Moreover, Amber Marshall, who plays Amy Fleming, also shared the official announcement on her YouTube channel, expressing how she is grateful that even after so many years, the support of the loyal fans is the reason that the series is continuing its story for another chapter. Take a look at the video below:
If we have to guess, the release date will be in the month of September to October, based on the previous season’s release date pattern. Furthermore, we would want to emphasize that this is all guesswork at this time.
As a result, CBC will publish and confirm the official release dates for the next season in the following months, which fans should keep an eye on.
Heartland Season 16 Plot
The season is expected to pick up from the finale episode of the 15th season, Leaving a Legacy, released on December 19, 2021. The episode was directed by Dean Bennett and written by Heather Conkie. So, this already established premise will lead to the pilot episode of Season 16 of Heartland.
In the finale episode, the viewers get to see that Amy debates what to do when she receives money from an unexpected source, and Lisa’s racing plans are in jeopardy after an accident. Also, Tim worries when Jessica is hiding something, and Lou makes a big decision. Take a look at the official first look of the episode to get more insight into the premise if you haven’t watched the series yet.
Moreover, we would like to highlight that while it’s difficult to predict the major plotlines for the 16th season this early, it’s been speculated that the new season will take up and expand more in terms of characters and stories, starting with this precise moment to pick up any potential plotholes to begin new subplots and character arcs that will make the viewers fall in love with these beloved characters once again.
Considering that the tone for the current season has been set by the previous episodes. Every season has so far been well received by viewers who have watched this series from the beginning and continue to do so after many years. So, enticing them to watch the series on a weekly basis via streaming is crucial for the network to deliver the best content and plot with the utmost priority.
Heartland Season 16 Cast
The original cast members from Season 15 are expected to reprise their roles and continue the story in the next chapter. Moreover, the network has yet to make any new casting announcements as of June 11, 2022.
The list of the prominent characters of the series is as follows:
- Amber Marshall as Amy Fleming
- Michelle Morgan as Lou Fleming
- Shaun Johnston as Jack Bartlett
- Alisha Newton as Georgie Fleming-Morris
- Chris Potter as Tim Fleming
Some of the recurring cast members of the series are as follows:
- Gabriel Hogan as Peter Morris
- Kerry James as Caleb Odell
- Jessica Steen as Lisa Stillman
- Ruby & Emmanuella Spencer as Lyndy Borden
- Jordan Burtchett as Quinn McGregor
We recommend that fans wait patiently for these developments, as the network will notify fans and if any additional cast members join the upcoming season as the viewers will be presented with character descriptions to understand the dynamics better and explore those individuals more in the following season.
Heartland Season 16 Episodes
The precise number of episodes for Heartland Season 16 has been revealed. The upcoming season is confirmed to include 15 episodes which usually have a runtime of one hour each. This is more than the last season, which included 10 episodes. So, it will be exciting to see how the plot unfolds in the new episodes and how the story progresses further, which is ultimately dependent on the show writers about what they want to convey to the audience.
In the meantime, we suggest fans patiently wait and binge-watch Season 15 to update their recollection of certain significant plotlines and keep an eye out for details that will release in the coming months about the series episode titles and dates. Take a look at Heartland Season 15 official trailer below:
Where to stream Heartland Season 16?
Heartland is available to stream on Up TV and lite TV networks in the United States, and you can watch all of the seasons on Netflix. All the episodes of Heartland are also broadcast on CBC TV every Sunday at 7 p.m. in Canada.
Moreover, you can also stream Heartland by renting or purchasing on Vudu or Amazon Instant Video and Hulu Plus, with a vast number of membership plans according to the preference of the users. Moreover, the series is also available to watch for free on Plex, Crackle, Pluto, and Tubi based on the user’s location.
Is there any trailer for Heartland Season 16?
No, because Heartland Season 16 recently got renewed and is still under production. As a result, releasing a trailer or promo so that fans may learn more about the next season’s plotlines and see new features that the characters will explore is way too early for the network when the shooting of the episodes is still underway to create a good teaser or trailer for the viewers to watch and speculate.
Moreover, the official promotional material will be released when the series’ premiere dates draw close. In the meantime, watch this exclusive Heartland Season15 behind-the-scenes videos.
Catch up on the previous season while you wait for more Heartland Season 16 updates.