The wait is over! Season 14 of ‘Heartland’ is already up and running and fans have started wondering about the release of season 15. Is season 15 on the cards? Keep reading to find out!
The CBC family drama has been long in the line of action and is already in its fourteenth season. Season 14 of ‘Heartland’ premiered on January 10, 2021, and it’s already an emotional ride. Meanwhile, fans have been wondering what’s in store for the Canadian family drama’s future. We are here to break down the release updates of ‘Heartland’ Season 15 and how season 14 has fared for the fans so far. Scroll down to find out more!
- ‘Heartland’ Season 14 on-air
- The fans have spoken
- ‘Heartland’ Season 15 release updates
‘Heartland’ Season 14 on-air
Based on Lauren Brooke’s book series that goes by the same name, ‘Heartland’ is a family drama that has ruled the hearts of the fans for the past 14 years. The story follows two sisters, Amy and Louise (Lou) Fleming in Heartland, a ranch in Alberta owned by the Fleming family. Amy and Lou live with their grandfather, Jack Bartlett, their father, Tim Fleming, and the hired help for the farm, Ty Borden. As the plot moves forward, for fourteen seasons we see this extended family navigating through the thick and thin of life, while growing closer and older together. ‘Heartland’ aired its 139th episode in March 2015, making it the longest-running one-hour episode scripted Canadian drama.
Last year in May, ‘Heartland’ was renewed for a fourteenth season. Season 14 of ‘Heartland’ premiered on CBC on January 10, 2021, and it has already taken the viewers on a ride. Amber Marshall, the actor who plays Amy Fleming in ‘Heartland’, showed a little of the cat inside the bag regarding season 14. Turns out that the fans would be seeing too little of Ty, played by Graham Wardle, in the season. She told “Calgary Herald”,
“This is a story that people might not want to see in the beginning. I think there’s going to be a lot of people devastated by this. But I believe the journey through this season is so important for viewers to watch and to know that death is real”.
Well, that’s not something we had expected! But what does it mean for the future or the show? Is it warming up to the journey’s end? Could we at least expect a season 15 release of ‘Heartland’?
The fans have spoken
Right from the start of season 14, fans of ‘Heartland’ are already experiencing a wave of emotions. Although it’s too soon to tell what the new season has in store for the characters and the viewers, fans are still already overwhelmed by the first episode. In fact, the news of Ty quitting the show did not sit very well with some fans. A fan wrote on “Twitter”,
“Okay I know this is lame, but I just saw a huge spoiler for #Heartland and I might not even watch this season and pretend it ended at season 14 on a happy note”.
That being said, there are also people who believe that letting go of Ty was a realistic event in the story arc of ‘Heartland’. A fan replied to the above tweet saying,
“Life happens. I think they did an amazing job on this episode. Yes it was sad to see Graham’s character go but now we will see how the family bonds and grows through this”.
But again, people are too overwhelmed and emotional with how season 14 of ‘Heartland’ has started the journey. Some even believe that it would be best to end ‘Heartland’ with a season 15 release, figuring it would be the right way to end it. To say the least, some fans are even disappointed that season 14 started on a depressing note especially when people want some lifting up of spirits what with the pandemic and all. A fan said,
“I can’t believe that @HeartlandOnCBC went in this direction. With the Coronavirus pandemic, we all want something uplifting to watch & this definitely wasn’t that. Honestly how hard would it have been to Spoiler Warning say Ty had to go somewhere instead of killing him off?”
‘Heartland’ Season 15 release updates
Season 14 of ‘Heartland’ has just been dropped and not until the season finale can one get a sense of what to expect from season 15. It all depends on where and how season 14 leaves the Fleming family. However, our gut says that a season 15 should be inevitable even if it turns out to be the series finale like some fans expect it to be. All in all, if season 15 of ‘Heartland’ is on the cards and awaiting renewal, we don’t expect it to release any time before 2022.
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