It’s been a longer wait than usual to start receiving production news on the latest season of Heartland. However, that day is finally here, Heartland season 14 is officially in production. And here’s everything we know so far about the new season!
Production on Heartland season 14 begins
If you follow us or the official Heartland accounts on social media then you probably already know this. But just in case you don’t, I’m here to tell you that the production on Heartland season had officially begun.
Wednesday, September 9th was the first day of filming the new season.
However, the show has been in pre-production for some time now. Which among other things included writing the scripts, scouting locations (which this season includes High River, Calgary, Longview, and Millarville) as well as developing increased health protocols and production practices to keep everybody safe on set. One such practice was to create a new role on set – Senior COVID Advisor. Looks like the Heartland team isn’t taking any chances when it comes to the health of their cast and crew!
When will Heartland season 14 premiere?
First things first, when will season 14 of Heartland air.
And as of yesterday, we have the official Heartland season 14 premiere date!
So, Heartland season 14 will premiere on CBC on Sunday, January 10th! This means that we’re only a little over a month away from the premiere of the new season! Are you as excited as we are for season 14?
How many episodes will there be in Heartland season 14?
Every year, after it’s announced that Heartland will be back for another season, fans want to know how many episodes will be in the new season. And this year, the episode count was announced along with CBC’s official press release on season 14 being in production.
So, the 14th season of Heartland will have 10 one-hour episodes. Same as it was for season 13. Which nowadays seems to be the norm for many TV shows including Heartland.
Where you can currenly watch Heartland season 13:
Who’s behind the new season?
This new season is produced by Dean Bennett and executive produced by Tom Cox, Michael Weinberg, Jordy Randall, and Heather Conkie, who’s also the showrunner and head writer for Heartland. Alexandra Clarke, Ken Craw, and Mark Haroun are writers on the show alongside Conkie.
On the production companies’ side, SEVEN24 Films and Dynamo Films are producing Heartland season 14 alongside CBC and with the financial support of the Government of Alberta, Canada Media Fund, Ontario Film, and Television Tax Credit, and the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit.
Who will return for Heartland season 14?
Thanks to social media, we know that most of the regular and recurring cast of Heartland will be back for the new season.
Actors such as Amber Marshall (Amy), Michelle Morgan (Lou), Shaun Johnston (Grandpa Jack), Chris Potter (Tim), who will also be directing some episodes this season, Alisha Newton (Georgie), Ziya Matheson (Katie), Ruby and Emmanuella Spencer (Lyndy), Madison Cheeatow (Jade), Kerry James (Caleb), Kevin McGarry (Mitch), Gabriel Hogan (Peter) and Jessica Steen (Lisa) have all been spotted on the Alberta set. So, don’t you worry, you will see all your favorites this upcoming season!
On top of that, Megan Follows (Ty’s mom Lily) and Jordan Burtchett (Quinn) have also posted images on their socials from the Heartland set. So that’s two more (of probably many) familiar faces that you will be seeing in season 14.
And thanks to Michelle Morgan’s Instagram we also know that this season Heartland will have a new cast member. Actor Aidan Moreno is joining the cast and will be working closely with Lou who (SPOILER ALERT!) now (since the season 13 finale) is the Mayor of Hudson.
Will Graham Wardle be back for Heartland season 14?
This was the question on many fans’ minds ever since the first photos of the cast and crew filming season 14 appeared. Many cast members were spotted back on set but one actor was missing from them – Heartland’s leading man Graham Wardle. So, speculation began that Ty will be killed off and won’t be featured in season 14.
Well, I’m here to put those rumors to rest and tell you that Graham Wardle and therefore Ty Borden will be back for the newest season of Heartland.
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As per the latest Heartland blog entry, Graham has, indeed been back filming Heartland episodes in Calgary. And as he explained in his latest podcast episode, due to the pandemic, he actually took a road trip from his home in Vancouver to Calgary where a big portion of Heartland is filmed.
UPDATE [Jan. 11th]: Now that season 14 has officially premiered we know that although Graham Wardle was back on set during the filming of Heartland season 14, it was for flashback scenes, as Graham’s character Ty sadly passed away in the opening moments of Heartland season 14 episode 1 and the rest of season 14 is set one year later. You can hear Graham talk about his final chapter on Heartland in the video below!
Let me know how if you’re as excited to see Heartland season 14 this winter as I am in the comments below! And I’ll catch you in our next post!
Sorry to see Ty permanently leave the show, but I get it! I really thought that the writers would have Lou and Scott get together and realize they belonged with each other for life. It would tie the show together again, especially with Ty out. Perhaps there’s a chance, yet?
Not sure about how big of a chance there is for that since Nathaniel Arcand, who plays Scott, is currently starring in CBS’s FBI: Most Wanted, and Lou is engaged to Mitch in season 14.
I want to know what happens to ty I hope ty is coming back to heartland season 14 episode 9
When will season 14 come out on Netflix in US. Love this show…
Season 13 just dropped on Netflix US so it will probably be a while before season 14 is up.
Looking forward to season 14 here “the lower 48”. Regrettable (understatement!) about Ty.
Here’s hoping season 15 and beyond will find Amy with a new love of her life.
I don’t know that I’m even going to watch them killing off the two main characters and leaving a toddler as an orphan. To say I’m disappointed is an understatement! Heartland has been with me and rewatched and rewatched in my home since in first premiered. I’m actually on season 7 for probably the 50th time. It has helped me thru the worst moments of my life! From losing my 22 month micropreemie and twins just past Christmas Day (2020) it’s a show I have been able to personally relate to, grow with and from, and given me hope in this nightmare world we live in. How devastating to find this out.
I agree with you
I absolutely love Heart Land, but I’m saddened to see that Ty is going to die (I’m not looking forward to that) . Ty and Amy have been through much more than any couple can imagine, but still end up with each other at the end. I hope to soon see Graham Wardl in something real soon (I’m just in love with him). I hope the writers don’t keep Amy Depressed the whole season and able to find a new love in her life to help here go on. You may have one soulmate and Tys is Amy’s, but we can find love within others.
Heartland is my absolute favorite show. I was really upset that the actor who played Ty decided to leave the show. I had hoped to see Amy and Ty break the norm on series that married couple are boring. Usually are back burned until they break the couple up. I hope this season introduces a potential new love interest for Amy. On another note was great to see Peter, he and Lou make a great couple, I’d like to see them reunite. Every article I’ve read says 10 episodes this season but every episode guide only shows 4. I hope this doesnt mean we have a hiatus and have to wait for 6 more. Sundays just got a whole lot better for my TV watching.
The 10 episodes should all be coming out this winter. You probably haven’t seen the descriptions for the rest of the season 14 episodes because they just haven’t been provided yet.
We love Heartland and can’t wait to see Season 14.