Considered to be one of the longest-running Canadian shows in history, Heartland becomes the most binge-worthy show owing to its mass appeal. Its latest season aired on CBC on October 2nd, 2022. For the unversed, Heartland is a Canadian family comedy-drama inspired by a book series by Lauren Brooke. It is modelled around the lives of Bartlett-Fleming, Amy Fleming, and her older sister Louise ‘Lou’ Fleming on their Alberta-based family ranch, which is called the ‘Heartland’. They live with their widowed grandfather Jack Bartlett, their father, Tim Fleming, and Ty Borden, a hired farmhand.
Created by Murray Shostak and produced by Heather Conkie, Michael Weinberg, Tom Cox, and Jordy Randall, for the past fifteen years, the show continues to reign in the hearts of the people.
Considering the show possesses such an exponential loyal fanbase and phenomenal legacy, the fans are confounded about the show’s future. With seasons 15 and 16 making their way to the Netflix library, the question arises regarding the renewal status of Heartland for season 17. Here’s everything we have gathered regarding Heartland Season 17!
Is Heartland officially renewed for a 17th season?
Fortunately, yes! Heartland has been officially renewed for season 17. Heartland season 16 premiered on the official network channel in October 2022 and wrapped up with its 15th episode in February 2023. Season 16 was renewed six months after the finale of season 15 aired for CBC. Based on the given schedule, the delayed season 17 renewal of the longest-running Canadian show is no surprise!
What is the production status of Heartland Season 17?
As per the press release, the production of Heartland Season 17 kickstarts this week in Alberta. The brand-new season will constitute 10 one-hour episodes, the first of which will mark the milestone 250th episode of the series since it began in 2007. The filming locations for Heartland season 17 include Calgary, High River, Millarville, and Longview in Alberta, Canada.
When can we expect Heartland Season 17 to air on CBC?
Produced by Dynamo Films and SEVEN24Films, Heartland season 17 will premiere in Canada this fall by CBC and CBC Gem, as mentioned in the press release.
Sharing the excitement of achieving the 250-episode feat, Amber Marshall shares, “It is hard to believe I have been part of 250 HEARTLAND episodes. When I look back and do the math, I’ve spent over 1700 days on set which is roughly 20,400 hours. I really can’t imagine a better group of people to create something so special. We are all so proud of this show.”
Michelle Morgan also adds saying, “HEARTLAND entering the 17th season in an industry where a series is lucky to get a second or a third season is hard to wrap your head around. I attribute the longevity of HEARTLAND to a perfect alchemy of all the most important elements in television. We have a good story engine and great chemistry between the different actors on the set. We have a stunning and unique setting, a little piece of southern Alberta known as the Foothills. We have many knowledgeable local cowboys and cowgirls to guide the show and keep it authentically grounded in the Western world. But the most important element is that it is a multi-generational show that anyone in the family can watch and enjoy.”
Per the press release, Shaun Johnston reportedly adds, “250 episodes of HEARTLAND! That sure is a beautiful thing. Working on HEARTLAND has been the greatest gift in my professional lifetime for me. And having been in the HEARTLAND family since the very first day of production all those many years back makes me proud to say that I am honoured, humbled, and privileged to be Jack Bartlett. Thank you, CBC. And thank you, fans of HEARTLAND.”
Chris Potter wraps up saying, “In 2007, HEARTLAND presented an opportunity of great promise. Over the course of its seasons, the promise realized, HEARTLAND has become a dream. A way of life for many of us involved in its ongoing creation. As we celebrate our 250th episode milestone it is with admiration for, and congratulations to, every person involved in making the show throughout the seasons. For me, the dream goes on until I ride my horse into the HEARTLAND sunset. What a ride it’s been so far!”
What is the synopsis of Heartland Season 17?
Despite the paucity of information, we do ascertain that Heartland Season 17 will herald adventurous rides and emotional moments, that thread with the beloved family drama. Per TV, Eh? the official synopsis for season 17, reads:
In Season 17, Amy (Amber Marshall) and the rest of the Heartland family know better than most that while dreams can sometimes come true, more often life takes us in unexpected directions. The new season is all about embracing the unexpected. It’s about new experiences and taking the path less travelled. In Season 17 the Bartlett-Fleming family will find themselves excited for the future and ready to embrace new adventures, challenges, and relationships. But no matter how much things may change, Amy, Lou (Michelle Morgan), Jack (Shaun Johnston), and Tim (Chris Potter) will continue to fight for what they believe in while staying rooted in the land that has been in the Bartlett-Fleming family for generations.
Who are the expected cast members of Heartland Season 17?
Considering that there won’t be exorbitant changes to the cast in Heartland season 17, we expect the following members to reprise their roles in the show, including:
- Amber Marshall as Amy Fleming
- Ruby and Emanuella Spencer as Lyndy Fleming
- Michelle Morgan as Lou Fleming Morris
- Gabriel Hogan as Peter Morris
- Shaun Johnston as Jack Bartlett
- Jessica Steen as Lisa Stillman
- Chris Potter as Tim Fleming
- Alisha Newton as Georgie
- Jordan Burtchett as Quinn
- Michelle Nolden as Jessica Cook
- Kerry James as Caleb Odell
- Baye McPherson as Katie Fleming-Morris
- Ava Tran as Parker Yang
In addition to the above-mentioned cast members, we expect Drew Davies and Shawn Roberts to also reprise their roles as Logan and Sam Langston as they appeared for considerable screen time in season 16. Jessica Amlee (Mallory) and Jake Church (Jake) also appeared on screen in this season, however, we are not quite sure of how long they are going to stay. In an unfortunate turn of events, Robert Cormier (Finn) will no longer return to the show as the actor recently passed away.
When can we expect Heartland season 17 to arrive on Netflix?
For Netflix viewers, happiness lies in patience, because Heartland season 17 will take a while before it hits the Netflix library. As per the latest May 2023 release schedule, Netflix confirmed that Heartland season 15 will finally be available for streaming from Netflix US on May 31st, 2023. However, it will take some time for Heartland Season 16 to arrive on Netflix US after its release on CBC because that’s how the format is. Heartland season 16 is scheduled to arrive on Netflix UK on May 17th, 2023.
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