Will there be When Calls the Heart season 12? Renewal details explored

When Calls the Heart Season 12 will come out soon. (Image via Hallmarkchannel, INstagram)
When Calls the Heart Season 12 will come out soon. (Image via Hallmarkchannel, INstagram)

Fans of the Hallmark Channel’s drama When Calls the Heart have reason to celebrate as the network recently announced the return of the series. Having released 11 seasons thus far, When Calls the Heart revolves around a young primary school teacher Elizabeth Thatcher, who is seen shifting to a mining town in Hope Valley, Western Canada.

Played by Erin Krakow, the character is shown to be used to a high level of luxury due to her parents’ wealth, but must now learn to live with limited resources. A traditional tale of how a high-class individual is thrust into mundane surroundings and must learn to survive, When Calls the Heart has seen the release of a total of 113 episodes thus far, as part of 11 seasons.

Now, fans will be delighted to know that Hallmark Channel is working on a 12th iteration. The series was given its renewal on May 10, 2024, with a range of updates expected to be released in due time.

When Calls the Heart season 12: Everything we know so far

Season 11 of When Calls the Heart left things in a peculiar position; Krakow was dealing with a range of new students who seemed determined to not heed her advice. She missed home, and things turned awry when a former lover reentered her life, albeit only temporarily.

The 12th iteration of the series is set to take things up a notch, and will again delve into the events surrounding the town of Hope Valley. Set to have 12 episodes, When Calls the Heart has stuck to that schedule for multiple seasons. The last four seasons of the show had a total of 12 episodes, something which is set to be followed with the latest iteration.

Erin Krakow, who stars in the show and is also an executive producer, promised a range of excitement for season 12 and claimed that the entire team was delighted with the recent announcement. She said:

“I am overjoyed that ‘When Calls the Heart’ is coming back for a 12th season. Our fantastic writers, cast, and crew couldn’t be more excited to begin filming this next season! We are proud to tell stories that warm hearts in homes around the world and so grateful to Hallmark for being such champions of that positivity."

She added:

"Having the Hearties’ support over the past decade has been a true testament to what this show is all about: community and love. We cannot wait for our fans to see what Hope Valley has in store!”

The series has undoubtedly been consistently popular since its release in January 2014. Season 11 of the show broke previous viewership records, as each episode averaged 2.1 million household streams, with a total of 4.7 million viewers on average tuning in. That trend can also be expected to follow with the latest iteration.

When Calls the Heart features a stellar cast in addition to Krakow. The likes of Hallmark TV regulars such as Daniel Lissing, Lori Loughlin, Martin Cummins, and Jack Wagner make for a thoroughly talented cast list that is bound to attract viewers to any show.

While there is still considerable time before fans can expect a release, the current news merely means that the new season will soon enter the production stage.

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