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Heartland Season 16 Release Date & What we Know so Far

Heartland Season 16 Release Date & What we Know so Far

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After 15 successful seasons, there is no doubt that Heartland (2007- ) is the most popular drama series among horse lovers today.

Heartland follows the comings and goings of the Fleming-Bartlett family, particularly its gifted horse trainer Amy Fleming.

Over the years, the show has grown a seven-figure fanbase with its heartwarming stories, great character arcs, and beautiful horses.

Since Season 15 concluded in December last year, fans have been waiting impatiently to hear news of the show’s future.

Thankfully, we have some exciting news to share with you today! In this article, we reveal everything we know so far about Heartland Season 16:

Heartland Season 16 Release Date

According to CBC’s announcement on June 1, Heartland has officially been renewed for Season 16 with new episodes set to release in October 2022.

What better news to kick off the summer of 2022 than yet another season of our favorite show?! The announcement came almost exactly a year after the renewal of Heartland for Season 15.

Watch Amber Marshall (Amy Fleming) share the good news on her YouTube channel:

From the sounds of it, it feels like Marshall and the rest of the Heartland cast have known about Season 16 for quite some time. However, as always, they have been bound by contract not to give any information out before the official announcement.

While the show is certainly not lacking in popularity, CBC had an additional reason to approve Heartland Season 16 this year. As it happens, the series has made it into the top three for the 2022 Canadian Screen Awards’ Cogeco Audience Choice Award.

This remarkable achievement is just further evidence of Heartland‘s huge fanbase and the sign of a bright future for the show.

Also read: 7 Things That Could Happen in Heartland Season 16

How Many Episodes Will Heartland Season 16 Have?

Unlike the previous three seasons, Heartland Season 16 will have 15 hour-long episodes. This is an increase from the 10 episodes of seasons 13-15.

Looks like CBC has listened to the pleas of fans asking for more episodes on social media. It is certainly promising for the show’s future that Heartland‘s popularity hasn’t dropped following the departure of Ty.

Fingers crossed this means new seasons every year with plenty of episodes to keep us entertained!

Also read: 3 Heartland Actors Who Live Like Their Characters in Real Life

Heartland Season 16 Plot

Heartland scene in season 15

In the last season, we have seen the Fleming-Bartlett clan finally make peace with Ty’s death. Amy has dealt with his killer in person and is now ready to start a new chapter of her life.

Heartland Season 16 holds the promise of new beginnings not just for Amy, but for various other characters.

Lou and Peter are officially together again, and it will be exciting to see how they move forward as a reunited family.

Meanwhile, Lyndy has started kindergarten and we are likely to see her bring home new friends and go on her own adventures.

The horse therapy center should also be among the highlights of the next season, with Amy as the head of operations and Logan as a permanent assistant.

Understandably, there is great excitement among fans about a new love interest for Amy. While last season she was not yet considering a new partner, she certainly became more open to the idea. No doubt, any man stepping in Ty’s shoes would have to be just as smart, loving, and caring as he was.

Fans are also keen for Georgie and Quinn to tie the knot if she is to return to the show. Fingers crossed her absence last season was only temporary and we will see the brilliant actress join the cast again.

Also read: 15 Heartland Trivia Questions Fans Will Love

Heartland Cast for Season 16

Similar to previous seasons, we can expect the core cast to return in Heartland Season 16, with the exception of Ty, of course.

  • Amber Marshall as Amy Fleming
  • Michelle Morgan as Samantha Louise “Lou” Fleming Morris
  • Shaun Johnston as Jackson “Jack” Bartlett
  • Alisha Newton as Georgina “Georgie” Fleming Morris
  • Gabriel Hogan as Peter Morris
  • Chris Potter as Timothy “Tim” Fleming
  • Jessica Steen as Lisa Stillman
  • Kerry James as Caleb Odell
Heartland Season 16 cast

Other regular Heartland cast members likely to return include Madison Cheeatow as Jade Verani, Baye McPherson as Katie Fleming-Morris, Ruby and Emmanuella Spencer as Amy’s daughter Lyndy Marion Borden, Nathaniel Arcand as Scott Cardinal, Aidan Moreno as Rick Adderly, and Ava Tran as Parker Yang.

We should also see Drew Davies in the role of Logan working at the horse therapy center. If the show is to follow the example of previous seasons, the chances are high that new cast members will be introduced in Heartland Season 16 as well.

Where Is Alisha Newton?

Meanwhile, there is still no news as to whether Alisha Newton will grace our screens as Georgie Fleming-Morris next season. She hasn’t yet made an appearance on any of the photos posted on social media about the filming of Heartland Season 16.

The fan-favorite actress was also absent for the entirety of Heartland Season 15. There is some speculation among fans that Newton might have left the show for good, the creators are just reluctant to make the announcement so soon after Ty’s death.

However, it is also possible that Alisha Newton is merely taking a temporary break from Heartland due to other projects. According to UPS, she has been busy filming We’re All in This Together and Devil in Ohio.

All we can do for now is wait and hope that her and Quinn’s character will both be part of the show’s future.

That is all we know at present about Heartland Season 16, be sure to check back often for regular updates!

Cheryl Farrell

Thursday 4th of August 2022

I love this show I can’t wait for season 16. And I hope Amy finds love again.

Alicia

Wednesday 3rd of August 2022

Is wyatt çoming back in season 16

LORETTA D TYSON

Monday 1st of August 2022

I LOVE THIS SHOW , LOVE THE BEAUITFUL HORSES , EVERYONE IN IT , A SHOW TO LOOK FORWARD TO WATCH , THANK YOU FOR ALL THE HARD WORK YALL PUT IN IT , HOPE CONTINUES FOR ALONG TIME

DLB

Saturday 30th of July 2022

This is an old-type family show which is a giant reason I like it so much. I think Amy should stay single as many ladies did after losing the love of their life. You get one true love in a lifetime and Amy and Ty were it for each other. Ty made a stupid mistake of wanting off of the show as did the people in charge of the show when it appeared Ty wanted to come back.

Alyssa

Saturday 30th of July 2022

By far the One show that is Genuine, Truly Country, FAMILY oriented, and kick ass Amazing!!! Every character fits their role perfectly. I don't recall how I found this show about 2 yrs ago 'ish, but I'm Glad I did and I'm completely caught up on all seasons. Sad Ty is out, but I follow him on Instagram and am aware of his podcast show. I Love how well the show Cares for animals! Keep up the Great Momentum. The title fits perfectly, Heart/Land.❤