Hearties! We're going to Hope Valley. Production has finished on season 9 of Hallmark Channel’s most popular series, When Calls the Heart.According to an Instagram photo by Jack Wagner, co-stars Chris McNally and Kevin McGarry harmonise singing, “that's a wrap to season 9 of When Calls the Heart.”For those unfamiliar with the series, When Calls the Heart follows Elizabeth Thornton (Erin Krakow), a teacher in Hope Valley.Elizabeth fell in love with and married a Mountie (Daniel Lissing) in the first eight seasons, but he died suddenly. She has a son, Jack, who she names after her late husband.
Elizabeth adjusts to life as a single parent and is courted by two new suitors, businessman Lucas Bouchard (Chris McNally) and another Mountie, Nathan Grant (Kevin McGarry). Elizabeth ultimately chose between the two men in the season 8 finale, dividing viewers.
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The show’s fervent followers, known as Hearties, rally for the show any chance they get. The show frequently trended on Twitter when new episodes aired, and a fan event called the Hearties Family Reunion is held in Vancouver every summer during filming. The coronavirus outbreak and Canadian travel restrictions precluded gatherings in 2020 and 2021, but we're confident fans will return when it's safe.
When Is the Next Season of When Calls the Heart?
Season 9 of When Calls the Heart begins Sunday, March 6 at 8 p.m.
How Many Episodes Are in Season 9?
Season 9 will include 12 episodes. Yay!
When Was Season 9 of When Calls the Heart Shot?
Season 9 filming began on July 21, 2021, and ended on November 9, 2021, with 12 episodes.
What Is the Season 9 Plot?
Elizabeth and her selected suitor's romance will likely endure. While Lee Coulter (Kavan Smith), Fiona (Kayla Wallace), and even Mike Hickam (Ben Rosenbaum) vie for the town's mayorship, Bill Avery (Ben Rosenbaum) is expected to remain unopposed (Jack Wagner).Watch out for Rosemary (Pascale Hutton) and her new position as editor-in-chief of the town's newspaper, The Valley Voice!In season 9, Amanda Wong, who plays Mei Suo, may introduce a new love interest for Nathan.
Cast of When Calls the Heart Season 9?
After three weeks, we finally have some information on who will return for season 9. Keep an eye out for casting announcements!
Erin Krzewo (Elizabeth Thatcher Thornton)
In the wake of her husband's terrible death, Elizabeth becomes a single parent to Toddler Jack (Hyland Goodrich). We'll see if her route with Lucas is easy or bumpy now that she's written a book.
McGarry, Kevin (Nathan Grant)
A precocious tween named Allie (Jaeda Lily Miller) is in charge of Hope Valley's Mountie, Nathan Grant (Jared Harris). Do you think he'll stay after Elizabeth voted for #TeamLucas in the season 8
McNally, Chris (Lucas Bouchard)
An avid world traveller, the saloon owner appears to have some dark secrets. Will his many business ventures drive him away from Elizabeth?
Wagner, Jack (Bill Avery)
Avery, a former cop and forensic investigator, is now a judge in Hope Valley and is running for mayor. However, Avery has now made amends for his past transgressions. Wagner is a familiar face from Melrose Place and General Hospital, among others.
Wong Amanda (Mei Suo)
With Amanda Wong, Nathan may have a new love interest to consider.
Pascale Hutton, Kavan Smith (Rosemary and Lee Coulter)
Following her marriage to Lee Coulter, Rosemary LeVeaux gained popularity among viewers of the show. Together, they've starred in countless Hallmark Channel movies, and their chemistry is undeniable.On his motorcycle, Lee met Rosemary, romanced her and married her. The wealthy businessman is running for mayor, and his wife is editor, writer, and publisher of the town newspaper.
Rosenbaum, Ben (Mike Hickam)
Everyone knows Hickam. There is some doubt as to whether he likes Fiona (Kayla Wallace) or plans to pursue her. After a few seasons of stumbling, he's proven himself to be a diligent worker and savvy businessperson. He's also running for mayor.
Hrothgar Matthews, Loretta Walsh (Ned and Florence Yost)
They were married last season after years of dating. A coal mine collapsed in the first episode, leaving Florence (and many others) widowed.
Goodrich Hyland (Jack Thornton, Jr.)
Lincoln and Gunnar Taylor, the twins originally cast as Baby Jack, have been replaced by Goodrich as little Jack. The twins played Elizabeth and Jack's son for three seasons. We shall never forget our WCTH family and the three years we spent on set,” the twins wrote on their mother's Instagram account. We are excited to meet our new friend Hyland! So, this isn't farewell, but see you later.”
If So, When Will Lori Loughlin Return?
Oh, if only! That Lori Loughlin will return to When Calls the Heart is unknown. They've been scouring Erin Krakow's Instagram photos for hints.
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On When Hope Calls, the spin-off of When Calls the Heart, Lori Loughlin reprised her role as Abigail Stanton for the Christmas episodes. We'll see if her character stays in Brookfield for Season 2. Abigail gave the postman a letter with specific instructions on how to deliver it, keeping our #Henrigail fantasies alive. Who was the recipient? Naturally, Henry Gowen!
Who Is Leaving When Calls the Heart?
Last season ended with Dr. Carson (Paul Greene) leaving for a fellowship at John Hopkins, Henry Gowen (Martin Cummins) moving out of town to be closer to his son, and Nathan Grant (Kevin McGarry) feeling rejected after Elizabeth chose Lucas over him, among other plot twists. Will these three gentlemen ever return to Hope Valley?But as a fan favourite, anticipate McGarry to return—and maybe find love with someone else in Hope Valley!
Dr. Carson's return from his fellowship in Baltimore was unknown at this time. His return is expected in mid- or late-season.
Will He Return From Chicago as Faith Did?
Greene just announced his return to When Calls the Heart via Facebook and YouTube live sessions. Whew!From Cummins' recent Instagram post, it appears Henry will be returning to Hope Valley.
When Calls the Heart Is Filmed in
Shooting took place just outside of Vancouver, BC. The Jamestown Movie Set (constructed on the family-owned MacInnes Farm) is where most of the show is filmed.There isn't enough room to film upstairs on some of the setups (row house, saloon, etc. ).
When Calls the Heart Spinoff Series
Also available on Hallmark Movies Now is the popular series' original spin-off When Hope Calls. It's about two sisters who were separated as children when their parents died. The orphans' Lillian was adopted soon after, while Grace stayed in foster care until she reached adulthood. Together, they open their own orphanage. Season 2 of GAC Family's spinoff series was recently announced.
9th Season Spoilers for When Calls the Heart
Spoilers for Ep 1
It's a crowded field for mayor in the first episode, with Bill (Jack Wagner) vying against Lee (Kavan Smith), Fiona (Kayla Wallace), and Mike (Ben Rosenbaum). Elizabeth (Erin Krakow) and Jack (Hyland Goodrich) return to Hope Valley from Hamilton.
Where to watch When Calls the Heart seasons 1-8?
With a Hallmark Movies Now subscription, you can watch all eight seasons of When Calls the Heart online.Subscriptions to iTunes, Prime Video, and other streaming services allow access to prior seasons of When Calls the Heart. Previous seasons' DVDs are also sold.
Is a New Season of When Calls the Heart Trailer Available?
Yes! To the delight of Hearties worldwide, a new promo for When Calls the Heart was released today. Below is the season 9 trailer.