Is the Hallmark Channel’s longest-running original series returning with a new chapter? Here is everything we know so far about
When Calls the Heart Season 11.
There is no doubt that the next year is going to be jam-packed with many original long-running series debuting new seasons, one of them being “When Calls The Heart,” which has thrilled the fandom with 10 amazing seasons over the years. Now, after much anticipation and debate all over social media about the future of the drama series, we can assure the fans that the show, which is inspired by Janette Oke’s book of the same name from her Canadian West series, isn’t going anywhere!
If you recall, back on February 22, 2023, ahead of the tenth season premiere, the series was renewed for a 12-episode eleventh season.
“I can’t wait for the Hearties to see what we’ve created for them!” Erin Krakow said in a statement. “And I’m so thrilled, proud, and grateful to Hallmark that the show has been renewed for Season 11. We have so many more stories to tell. With our amazing cast, crew, and brilliant writers, there will be no shortage of romance and new adventures for the residents of Hope Valley! Having the Hearties continue this journey with us has meant the world and we are thrilled to share what’s in store these next two seasons!”
Moreover, Hallmark EVP of programming Lisa Hamilton Daly added, “When Calls the Heart has continued to be a standout amongst our Hallmark catalog and we’re thrilled that we’re able to bring more stories of faith and community to the homes of millions of viewers. The uplifting nature of the show paired with the love and positivity in the storytelling makes for a very heartwarming television experience and it’s only going to get bigger and better in Season 11.”
So, it’s time to buckle up, and if you are anticipating when When Calls the Heart Season 11 will debut, then continue reading on!
When Calls the Heart Season 11 Release Date: When will it premiere?
There are so many stories left to tell in Hope Valley, and they will be explored soon as the 11th season of When Calls the Heart is all set to return with an all-new season in 2024 with 12 brand new episodes with an average run time of 39–84 minutes at the tentative time slot of 9 p.m. ET/PT on the Hallmark Channel. In addition to this, the Instagram handle of the show also confirmed the official release date with the short teaser, which was released immediately after the 10th season aired its finale episode.
In the official teaser clip, there is a voiceover with the star cast emphasizing that “There’s a change in the air and inside me what we make of Our Lives is up to us.” The 15-second announcement also states, “Things might be changing in Hope Valley. But what’s not changing is that we’ll be back next year with a NEW season of When Calls the Heart! 💜 See you in 2024 for Season 11 #Hearties!” Take a look at the post below:
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What to expect from the new season?
Even though not much has been revealed, When Calls the Heart’s Erin Krakow opened up to ET about the shocking season 10 finale, which aired Sunday on Hallmark Channel. In an interview that was conducted in June, prior to the SAG-AFTRA strike, which started in July, Krakow opened up about Elizabeth’s change of heart. The school teacher ended her engagement to Lucas Bouchard after realizing her heart may still be focused on Nathan Grant. Krakow shares what ultimately drove the former fiancés apart and what to expect going into season 11.
Warning: Spoiler Alert!
ET spoke exclusively with showrunner and executive producer Lindsay Sturman, who hinted about Lucas and Elizabeth growing in separation directions, to the possibility of a romance blossoming with Nathan in season 11. Plus, more on Bill’s love life, Rosemary and Lee’s next chapter as parents, Hickam and Mei Sou finally admitting feelings for one another, and much more about what’s next for our favorite friends in Hope Valley. Sturman also stated, “We can assure everyone that Lucas is back for season 11. He’s a huge part of Hope Valley and always will be. But there’s definitely a cliffhanger and a few mysteries packed in there, and it will all be revealed next season.”
Talking about Nathan and Elizabeth pursuing a romance in season 11, Sturman stated, “Whether or not that happens in the future is hard to tell at this point, and would be in spoiler land. But no matter what, their friendship now means more to them than they ever realized.” After all, Lucas is a huge part of season 11, and When Calls the Heart will always be a romance!
To answer the question of whether Bill has better luck with romance in season 11? Sturman replied, “Bill and Madeline had a unique connection, and Bill will forge new and unexpected connections in season 11.” Further adding, “Joseph and Minnie will continue to offer support and comfort to all – while being tested by a challenging situation within their own extended family.” Another question about Hickam and Mei Sou’s courtship in season 11 Sturman emphasized, “All I can say is… stay tuned for season 11!” At last, Sturman stated, “There are lots of surprises ahead for both Faith and Fiona. They will each find new, unexpected passions.”
The main cast members, among many supporting actors, include:
- Erin Krakow as Elizabeth Thatcher Thornton
- Pascale Hutton as Rosemary LeVeaux Coulter
- Jack Wagner as Bill Avery
- Kavan Smith as Leland Coulter
- Andrea Brooks as Faith Carter
- Chris McNally as Lucas Bouchard
- Kevin McGarry as Nathan Grant
- Viv Leacock as Joseph Canfield
Besides, Daniel Lissing was written off in Season 5 when his character was killed; in turn, Chris McNally joined the series as Lucas, a new love interest for Krakow’s Elizabeth. Lori Loughlin was written out of the show in Season 6 following the college admissions scandal. Brian Bird, Brad Krevoy, Michael Landon Jr., Eric Jarboe, Jimmy Townsend, Susie Belzberg, Michael Shepard, Vicki Sotheran, Greg Malcolm, and Krakow serve as executive producers, with Derek Thompson, Elizabeth Stewart, Peter DeLuise, Neill Fearnley and Amanda Phillips as co-executive producers.
When Calls the Heart Season 11: Where to stream?
All the episodes of When Calls The Heart are now available on the Hallmark channel. When the new season premieres, it will also be available exclusively on Hallmark, which offers a selection of membership tiers from which viewers can pick according to their preferences. International viewers have other options, as the series is also available on Netflix and FuboTV. You can also stream When Calls the Heart by renting or purchasing it on iTunes, Google Play, Vudu, and Amazon Instant Video, based on the user’s location. DVDs of previous seasons are also available to purchase.
We would advise fans to be patient while waiting for more new updates, which will be issued in the coming weeks.
At last, the network hasn’t released any official teasers or trailers for Season 11, so we suggest fans watch the official trailer of the last season before streaming the episode to get a glimpse into what’s to come in the next season as the finale episode, “Starry Nights,” directed by Peter DeLuise and written by Lindsay Sturman as it showcased, “With Elizabeth at his side, Election Day has the entire town supporting Lucas, hoping he will save Hope Valley. Rosemary and Lee discuss who should be their baby’s godfather. Stars Erin Krakow, Pascale Hutton, Jack Wagner.”
Let us know in the comments if you’ll be streaming When Calls The Heart Season 11 or not.