When Calls The Heart season 10 has already begun filming and it is set to start airing on 30 July 2023 on Hallmark Channel.
Hallmark Channel has cancelled many of its long-running scripted shows, but When Calls The Heart has been able to withstand all of these cancellations.
The series has officially been renewed for a tenth season, which will start airing in July of this year (2023) and will be followed by its eleventh season.
Why were fans worried that When Calls The Heart would be cancelled?
It can be absolutely heartbreaking when a television network or streaming service decides to cancel a beloved and long-running show.
In fact, many When Calls The Heart fans were starting to have heart palpitations about their favourite series in the wake of Hallmark’s decisions to cancel many of its longer-format, scripted shows.
This includes shows like Chesapeake Shores, Picture Perfect Murders, Hailey Dean Mysteries, and Matchmaker Mysteries. These shows had all been long-time staples on the channel until their unfortunate cancellations.
When Calls The Heart season 10
Fortunately, When Calls The Heart has not joined this list of old-favourite cancelled shows yet and has instead been renewed for a tenth season on Hallmark Channel.
As a result, the series has been able to keep its title as the longest-running original series on the network to date.
The announcement that When Calls The Heart would be renewed for yet another season was officially made on 17 June 2022, just a few days after the final episode of the previous season first aired, and the filming for this season is reportedly already well underway.
It is likely that the show’s continued high viewership numbers, as well as the fact that the ninth season ended on such a high note, contributed to the channel’s decision to continue with the story.
Fans were not the only ones that were excited about When Calls The Heart’s season 10 renewal.
Erin Krakow, who stars in the show and is also the executive producer, excitedly confirmed that fans can expect “more adventures, laughs, tears, and stories of romance throughout the community of Hope Valley” in the next season of the series.
This tenth season is set to premiere on Sunday, 30 July 2023 in the 9/8c timeslot on the Hallmark Channel.
The creators of the show have already confirmed that this season will have 12 episodes in total and pick up right where the ninth season left off.
As an additional bonus, the series has also already been renewed for an eleventh season before season 10 has even started airing, which means that fans certainly have a lot more When Calls The Heart to look forward to.
Why was When Calls The Heart picked up for another two seasons?
Although When Calls The Heart has been around for longer than the other shows on the Hallmark Channel, it is also still one of the most popular shows on the network.
In fact, the ninth season of the series still managed to draw in an average of 2.9 million viewers per episode and the finale episode was the most-viewed episode of the entire season.
Hallmark Channel executives likely decided to renew the show for two more seasons based on the assumption that this increasingly high viewership will continue in the future.
Which cast members will return for season 10?
Long-time fans of When Calls The Heart can expect to see most of their favourite main cast members return for the tenth season of the show.
This includes Erin Krakow in her starring role as Elizabeth Thatcher Thornton, alongside her new fiancé, Lucas Bouchard, who is played by Chris McNally.
Some of the other cast members that are set to reprise their roles in the tenth season include Faith Carter, Rosemary Coulter, Lee Coulter, Molly Sullivan, and Bill Avery.
What to expect from the plot of season 10
The ninth season of When Calls The Heart ended with Elizabeth and Lucas engaged, and Lee and Rosemary warming up to the idea of becoming parents. Henry and Mei also returned to Hope Valley before the season came to a close.
As a result, When Calls The Heart fans have barely been able to keep their excitement at bay for what the tenth season (and the show’s landmark 100th episode) will bring.
Though no official word has been released about what the plot for season ten will entail yet, it is fair to assume that Elizabeth and Lucas’s relationship will continue to evolve in the next season, along with Lucas and little Jack’s relationship.
Rosemary’s pregnancy will probably also be a big part of the plot in this coming season.