This family-friendly drama series is set on a family ranch called Heartland in Alberta, Canada. It airs on CBC TV on Sundays at 7:00 p.m. Based on novels published by Working Partners under the name Lauren Brooke, it premiered in 2007 and is the longest-running one-hour drama in Canadian history.
The show follows Amy Fleming’s (Amber Marshall) relationships with her family, with ranch hand Ty Borden (Graham Wardle), and her special abilities as a horse whisperer. Winner of five Directors Guild of Canada Awards for best family television series, Heartland has averaged more than 1 million viewers per episode and is broadcast in more than 100 countries.
The series is about love and loss, friendship and betrayal, marriage and children. As well as some amazing horse-whispering abilities by the main character, Amy Fleming.
Along with her mom in the show, Marion, played by Lisa Langlois, they both share the unique ability to train and cure horses that have been injured purely by listening to them. How cool is that?! Cesar Milan eat your heart out!
Amy moves in with her grandfather, Jack Bartlett (Shaun Johnston) in the very first episode after her mom is killed trying to save a 16-year-old horse. The family comes together – including Amy’s older sister, Lou (Michelle Morgan) to help rescue the family ranch from being on the brink of going out of business.
Amy begins working with Spartan, the horse her mom died saving, and perfects her horse-whispering abilities, proving that she has a special talent for helping vulnerable horses.
As time passes by, the ranch opens its doors to more and more horses. Ty Borden (Graham Wardle), a troubled young man who was hired by Marion before her death, stays on at the ranch as a farmhand and grows to be part of the family.
In the sixth season, the family expands to include Georgie (Alisha Newton), Lou’s adopted preteen daughter.
Heartland Season 16 Release Date
Calling all Heartlanders! The show is loved all around the globe, so it’s easy to understand why the show has been running for so long. Fans keep coming back for more and CBS are more than happy to oblige.
The eagerly anticipated 16th season is due to hit the small screen on October 7th, 2022 at 7 pm.