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Heartland Season 16 Release Date, Plot, Trailer & Where to Watch

Heartland Season 16 Release Date, Plot, Trailer & Where to Watch

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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 for the return of their favorite show.

Thankfully, Heartland is now back with brand new episodes and storylines to fill our hearts with joy. In this article, we reveal everything we know so far about Heartland Season 16:

Heartland Season 16 Release Date

The first episode of Heartland Season 16 premiered on CBC at 7 pm ET (7:30 pm NT) on Sunday, October 2, 2022. A new episode will be released each week at the same time.

EpisodeTitleRelease Date
1“Something’s Got to Give”October 2, 2022 (7 pm ET)
2“Changes”October 9, 2022 (7 pm ET)
3“On the Ropes”October 16, 2022 (7 pm ET)
4“Spark to Flame”October 23, 2022 (7 pm ET)
5“Higher Ground”October 30, 2022 (7 pm ET)
6“Into the Wild”November 6, 2022 (7 pm ET)
7“Vigil”November 13, 2022 (7 pm ET)
8“Running Down a Dream”November 20, 2022 (7 pm ET)
9“True Colours, New Tricks”November 27, 2022 (7 pm ET)
10“Lurking in the Shadows”December 4, 2022 (7 pm ET)

The network announced the show’s renewal on June 1, 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 had 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 predicts a bright future for the show.

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

Heartland Season 16 Trailer & Synopsis

After much anticipation, the full trailer for Heartland Season 16 has been revealed during the Family Dinner special that premiered on the Heartland Youtube Channel on September 22, 2022.

Watch the trailer below:

The new Heartland trailer sure gives us a lot of clues about what’s in store this season. We see Lyndy being more involved with horses, Tim reconnecting with his son Shane, and Katie going through a crisis.

The trailer also reveals news of Rick becoming a dad and gives us a glimpse of romantic developments between Amy and Finn.

Season 16 certainly promises to be another emotional chapter of the show with plenty of adventures and family drama on the horizon.

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

Where to Watch Heartland Season 16?

In Canada, Heartland Season 16 will be available to watch on CBC and CBC Gem on October 2, 2022. The rest of the world should be able to stream the new season on Up Faith & Family relatively soon after the release date.

After CBC Gem, Up Faith & Family was the first streaming service that made Heartland Season 15 available to viewers, just short of three months after the airdate of the last episode.

Considering that Heartland was the fifth most-streamed series on the platform in 2021, we can expect the same this year.

Amy, played by Amber Marshall, to the rescue.
Amy Fleming to the rescue in Heartland Season 16

As for Netflix, many parts of the world received Season 15 only four months after the show finished airing. Based on the same schedule, the new season should arrive on the platform by early spring 2023.

Fans can also catch up on seasons 1-15 of Heartland on DirecTV, or seasons 1-14 on Netflix and Pure Flix. Previous seasons can also be watched on Amazon Prime Video by purchasing the Up Faith & Family add-on.

Also read: 20 Heartland Trivia Questions Fans Will Love

Heartland Season 16 Synopsis

The official synopsis for Heartland Season 16 is now available on the CBC media centre website.

According to the description, the Fleming-Bartlett clan will come together like never before this season to face new challenges and start the next chapter of their lives.

The synopsis reads:

“Season 16 of Heartland finds Amy and the rest of the family making bold strides towards their futures. For Amy that means taking the blinders off and looking at her life with renewed hope and focus. She’ll be challenged by the horses that need her help, but she’ll also open herself up to the possibility of new friendships and maybe even romance. Amy’s daughter, Lyndy, will follow in her mom’s footsteps as her talents with horses start to develop over the course of the season. Jack and Lisa will find themselves living out the dreams they’ve both worked so hard to achieve, but they’ll also realize that there are unforeseen consequences to dreams coming true. Just as Lou and Peter have recommitted as a couple, Katie will struggle to find her place in the world and in her family. Tim has never been happier in his marriage to Jessica, but a ghost from his past will force him to reconsider mistakes he made years ago and seek ways to atone for them.”

From the above, we can gather there will be lots going on in all our favorite characters’ lives in the new season.

Amy (Amber Marshall) and Jack (Shaun Johnston) driving cattle in Heartland Season 16
Amy and Jack driving cattle in Heartland Season 16

The prospect of Amy finding a new love will certainly be exciting for many fans who have been feeling the absence of Ty these past two seasons.

As expected, Lyndy will be playing a more central role going forward as her talent for working with horses unfolds.

Meanwhile, Heartland‘s couples will also be stepping on a new trajectory that is bound to bring about some stories not to be missed.

Also read: 10 TV Shows Like Heartland Fans Will Love

Heartland Season 16 Plot

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 in her life.

As the official synopsis revealed, 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.

Lyndy Fleming putting her arms in the air to try and stop an out of control black horse in Heartland Season 16
Lyndy Fleming in Season 16

Meanwhile, Lyndy is set to graduate kindergarten which will surely be an emotional moment for the whole family.

We are likely to see more of Amy’s beautiful daughter as she gets more involved with horses throughout the season.

The horse therapy center should also be among the highlights of Season 16, with Amy as the head of operations and Logan as a permanent assistant.

Amy Fleming and Finn in Heartland season 16
Amy Fleming and Finn in Season 16

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. While there has been no indication that the actress has rejoined the cast, there is still hope that her absence last season was only temporary.

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.

In fact, Heartland became the 5th most-streamed TV series in the United States, according to the global audience analytics company Nielsen.

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

Meanwhile, the title of Heartland Season 16 Episode 1 has been revealed to be “Something’s Got to Give” and the synopsis reads as follows:

“After another Miracle Girl moment, Amy reconsiders her role at the Youth Centre. Jack misses Lisa, especially after Tim and Jessica are forced to move into the house.”

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
  • Gabriel Hogan as Peter Morris
  • Chris Potter as Timothy “Tim” Fleming
  • Jessica Steen as Lisa Stillman
  • Kerry James as Caleb Odell
  • Madison Cheeatow as Jade Verani
  • Baye McPherson as Katie Fleming-Morris

Other regular Heartland cast members likely to return include 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.

Moreover, Drew Davies will be returning in the role of Logan working at the horse therapy center. Photos shared on social media by members of the cast and crew also revealed that Ivan Cermak will return as Fred Garland and Robert Cormier as Finn, the farrier anticipated to be Amy’s new love interest.

Mallory (Jessica Amlee) and Jake (Jake Church) at dinner with the Heartland family.
Jake and Mallory in Season 16

What will certainly be a huge surprise to fans is the news of Jessica Amlee and Jake Church returning as Mallory and Jake. The couple are among the familiar faces featured on ET Canada’s exclusive photos from Heartland Season 16.

Finally, the Heartland cast is also set to welcome some new members this season. So far, we know that Canadian actor Peter Michael Dillon will play a part in Season 16, with young actor Huxley Fisher also appearing as one of Lyndy’s classmates.

Also read: Actor Robert Cormier Who Plays Finn on Heartland Dies at Age 33

Is Alisha Newton still on Heartland?

Although she took a temporary break from the show, Alisha Newton is still on Heartland. Her social media account revealed she took part in the shooting of Season 16 and is once again back on set.

Fans have long been waiting for the return of Georgie to Heartland, and some even lost hope that she ever will. According to the storyline, the eldest Fleming-Morris girl has been away at university and training at her boyfriend Quinn’s show jumping place in Florida.

Before she briefly popped up on a video call early in Season 16, Alisha Newton last appeared two seasons ago when she was competing for a place on the Canadian Equestrian Young Riders team.

Since then, she has been supposedly continuing her ambitious fight for her Olympic dream while balancing training with her university studies.

To the great relief of fans, the actress has just been taking a temporary break from Heartland after all. Now that she finished filming Devil in Ohio and is back in Canada from her travels, Newton can once again commit to playing our favorite show jumper in the series.

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

Edie

Sunday 4th of December 2022

This American appreciates Canada’s fine line of shows. With Heartland topping the list. I hate waiting two or three years for new seasons, but they are worth the wait.

Alexandra Phillips

Wednesday 30th of November 2022

I don't care I still miss TY but we are moving on and I hope Amy will soon

Angela Sanders

Sunday 27th of November 2022

I love Heartland, I've seen all 15 seasons. I would love to see the new season 16 but haven't been able to find it yet. I also hope they continue to go forward with more seasons of Heartland.

Marylou Machnik

Thursday 24th of November 2022

I am so dissapointed that I cannot view Heartland unti 2024. I am older and who knows where I will be in 2 years and in what condition. There is not a lot I like on tv but I love Heartlan. The reason is that it is wholesome.

Vickie

Monday 14th of November 2022

When will 16 air and what channel?