When Calls the Heart Renewed For Season 12 at Hallmark

The Hearties can rejoice! Hallmark has renewed the drama series ‘When Calls The Heart’ for the 12th season. The filming of the new installment will begin in Langley, British Columbia, this summer. Lindsay Sturman continues to serve as the showrunner of the series, which is based on Janette Oke’s eponymous book, a part of her ‘Canadian West’ book series.

As we approach the halfway mark of season 11, viewers have been treated to a myriad of storylines. Elizabeth begins a new chapter of her life while Nathan returns home from an investigation. Both Rosemary’s pursuit of a scoop and Lucas’ unexpected announcement add to the intrigue. Additionally, Elizabeth and Allie join forces to plan a special birthday celebration for Nathan while Lee and Rosemary navigate the balance between work and family obligations. A partnership between Rosemary and Bill leads to an investigation that challenges their convictions, while the women of Hope Valley launch a new venture by opening a daycare.

As the season progresses, Elizabeth orchestrates an egg hunt to celebrate Easter, but a visitor from Lucas’ past shakes things up. Tensions continue to rise between Hickam, Lee, and the mayor of Benson Hills to the point that Gowen has to intervene. Amid misunderstandings and conflicts, Elizabeth and Nathan work to clear the air. With six episodes remaining, there is still a lot left to unfold.

As season 11 of the show progresses toward its conclusion, it’s too early to speculate on what lies ahead in the twelfth installment. Much of the upcoming plot hinges on the events that will unfold in the remaining episodes of the current season. Thus far, our sole insight is from Brian Bird, the show’s co-creator, who remarked on the conclusion of season 11, stating, “I’m not going to deny that we have another cliffhanger coming… We know that to sustain hunger for the show, we’ve got to leave them wanting more. We’ve got a beautiful, very interesting cliffhanger coming at the end of season 11, but I think closure on some powerful things is important in this season.”

It’s premature to anticipate the cast of season 12. However, based on the current status, we can expect the return of Erin Krakow as Elizabeth Thatcher Thornton, Chris McNally as Lucas Bouchard, Pascale Hutton as Rosemary Coulter, and Jack Wagner as Bill Avery. Also expected to return are Kavan Smith as Lee Coulter, Kevin McGarry as Nathan Grant, Ben Rosenbaum as Mike Hickam, and Kayla Wallace as Fiona Miller. Natasha Burnett and Viv Leacock are also on the cards to return as Minnie and Joseph Canfield, respectively, alongside Andrea Brooks as Faith Carter and Amanda Wong as Mei Sou.

The series is mainly filmed at MacInnes Farms in Langley, specifically within the Jamestown Movie Set located on the property. The city has also hosted the shooting of Netflix’s supernatural series ‘Dead Boy Detectives.’

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