Will the Bartlett-Fleming family be back for another season or not? Here is everything we know so far about Heartland Season 17.
It’s been a few weeks since the 16th season reached its end on February 5, 2023, with the premiere of the season finale, “A Light in the Dark,” which was well received by the show’s loyal fans, leading to much speculation about what’s next in the lives of Amy Fleming and her older sister Louise “Lou” Fleming, as per the book series by Lauren Brooke.
Consequently, debates about the show’s potential future have started to resurface on social media and fan forums. To clear up any further confusion, we at the Web News Observer have compiled the entire guide about the series renewal status. Firstly, we would like to highlight and dispel this rumor that the CBC network has not renewed the series for a 17th season yet.
Unfortunately, even after weeks of waiting, the renewal status of the show is neither here nor there! If the next season will be the last one to conclude the overall plot of this beloved series. We are hoping that it will be announced in a couple of weeks after evaluating the overall reception, budget allocation, storyline, and production cost, among other factors. We’ll just have to wait and watch what the network decides.
Due to this, the prospective premiere date of Heartland Season 17 is just pure conjecture. But, for your consideration, if the series is greenlit in the coming weeks, then we predict that the potential release date might be sometime around 2024. This can only happen if the production starts sometime around mid- to late-2023 for it to deliver the new season on a timely schedule rather than causing a further hiatus.
Until then, fans should closely monitor the show’s social media platforms up until that point to find out about any new developments regarding the return of the series. Interested viewers can also enable notifications to get updates on when Heartland Season 17 debuts. Additionally, if approved, the upcoming season could have at least 15 episodes, just like the season before it in order to be consistent.
We want to emphasize that the number of episodes might change based on whether it’s the last season to wrap up the plot or if the network wants to change the concept for an unconventional twist and shift to grab the audience’s attention by making it a smaller or bigger season. Take a look at some tweets below from the viewers who want the renewal announcement for Heartland Season 17 as soon as possible:
— cinthya lizeth⚡️⚯͛ (@cinthyalizeth28) February 7, 2023
— Debbie Blackman (@DebbieBlackma14) February 9, 2023
I will literally be depressed if Heartland doesn’t have a season 17. Like they have so much wrapping up to do. Amy meets a gentleman and they live happily together, maybe give Lyndy a brother, Have all the kids finally get their own place, and end it with Jack and Lisa being
— Joan (@joan_marie95) February 7, 2023
— Hannah King | Forever Supporting Elizabeth Olsen (@RealHannahKing) January 27, 2023
Thanks for another great episode. It was great to see Georgie again and fun to watch Lyndy learning barrel racing. Just one more episode left in Season 16 but we will be looking forward to Season 17. We can re-watch 16 on CBCgem. HEARTLAND FOREVER IN OUR ❤️❤️
— James Clark (@jeclarksr) January 30, 2023
Heartland Season 17: What to expect?
If renewed the series will definitely expand further from the last season which follows, “Heartland as a sprawling multi-generational saga about a family getting through the highs and lows of life on a horse ranch, set against the stunning vistas of the foothills of Alberta.” Moreover, it is also assumed to pick up right after the final episode where Jack faces the truth about his rift with Al Cotter. Lou and Peter take the next step in their relationship. Georgie makes a decision about her future, while Amy sees her own future in a new light.
The original cast members who are expected to reprise their roles in the next chapter are as follows: Amber Marshall as Amy Fleming, Michelle Morgan as Lou Fleming, Shaun Johnston as Jack Bartlett, Alisha Newton as Georgie Fleming-Morris, and Chris Potter as Tim Fleming. Moreover, 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 and Emmanuella Spencer as Lyndy Borden, and Jordan Burtchett as Quinn McGregor.
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 broadcasted on CBC TV every Sunday at 7 p.m. in Canada. Moreover, you can also stream it by renting or purchasing it 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 available to watch for free on Plex, Crackle, Pluto, and Tubi based on the user’s location.
In the meantime, we recommend that readers stream Heartland Season 16 if they haven’t been able to yet because trust us, you don’t want to miss the fun and drama filled with a rollercoaster of emotions with Amy and the rest of the family making bold strides towards their futures. As the Bartlett-Fleming family comes together to face their fears and start the next chapter in their lives.! Take a look at the official trailer to get a glimpse into what the season holds for you to explore.
Catch up on the previous seasons while you wait for more Heartland Season 17 updates.