It’s that time of the year again where we’re just days away from the premiere of the newest season of Heartland. And what a joyful moment this is.
So, in honor of that, I thought I’d put together an article on everything there is to know about the upcoming season!
From new and returning cast members to episode titles, the trailer for season 15 and more, here’s what we can expect from Heartland season 15!
But before we jump into the article, this is your official spoiler warning.
If you don’t what to know anything about the new season then click off this article now! Otherwise, let’s see what information I have gathered about season 15 of Heartland!
Heartland season 15 release date
As always, the first and most important thing is when the new season will premiere.
And unlike other years when the launch date was revealed a short while before the actual premiere, this year we were lucky and got the official season premiere date with the news that Heartland was renewed for season 15!
So, when does Heartland season 15 premiere on CBC?
The answer is on Sunday, October 17 at 7 pm (7:30 pm NT).
What will Heartland season 15 be about?
Thanks to Heartland’s page on the CBC media center website, we have the official logline for season 15 of Heartland.
“The Bartlett-Fleming family has learned a hard lesson: life is short and you have to live each day to the fullest. In season 15 of Heartland, they will put what they learned into practice. Last season, Amy said goodbye to the past. This season, she embraces the future – raising her daughter, working with the horses who continue to heal her, branching out into a new phase of her life and profession. She is moving forward and feels determined to leave a legacy. In fact, Jack, Lisa, Lou, and Tim have all decided that now is not the time to pull back, but to ramp up, to create new dreams and fulfill old ones. And, as they always do, the family will pull together to help each other… and will ultimately end up stronger than ever.”
So, it looks like things will only be picking up the pace this season. And we will see all the main characters trying out new things, taking on new challenges, and continuing to learn how to balance a career, family, and love.
All with a little help from each other.
Heartland season 15 trailer
On October 4th Heartland celebrated the new season and the premiere of season 15 (which also just so happens to be the show’s 225th episode) by putting on a Virtual Fan Day event on the official Heartland Youtube channel.
And during this event, we got treated to a trailer for Heartland season 15.
The trailer shows the Bartlett-Fleming clan going through good times and bad this season.
And by the looks of things, in season 15 we will see everything from a break-in and Jack shooting at something or someone (maybe the guy who shot Ty in the season 12 finale?) to Lyndy missing her dad and Tim possibly pondering taking the next step with Jessica.
It looks like it’s shaping up to be an exciting season, doesn’t it?
Season 15 episode titles and descriptions
As per usual, we don’t know much about the upcoming season ahead of time. But, as the episodes of the new season start to air, we do start to get a few tidbits of information here and there.
And one of them is the name of the episodes and their descriptions.
So, here are the Heartland episode titles, airdates, and descriptions that are currently available (I will update this list as more are published):
- Heartland episode 1501 titled “Moving Toward the Light” (airing on October 17th): Amy must help a skeptical performer, and her pair of matched liberty horses work together again; Jack unexpectedly buys Mitch’s herd of cattle; Tim returns from his trip with a surprise for everyone.
Returning cast for Heartland season 15
Another important part of Heartland is the cast that plays all the characters we’ve come to love over the past 14 seasons of Heartland. And it looks like many of your favorites will be back for Heartland season 15!
First and foremost, we can promise you that Amber Marshall will be back as Amy Fleming, Shaun Johnston will return as Jack Bartlett and Michelle Morgan will reprise her role as Lou Fleming (as well as will direct episodes 1507 and 1508) since all three of these actors have been regularly posting on their social media from the set of season 15.
Also returning from the main cast are Chris Potter as Tim Fleming (and as the director of episodes 1503 and 1504), Jessica Steen as Lisa Stillman, Ruby and Emmanuella Spencer as Lyndy Borden, Kerry James as Caleb O’Dell, Madison Cheeatow as Jade Virani, Gabriel Hogan as Peter Morris, Michelle Nolden as Jessica Cook, Aidan Moreno as Rick Adderly, and Ava Tran as Parker Yang.
From what I can gather from social media posts, Kate Drummond will also be back as Paula Westfield. And Jenny Steele will reprise her role as Emma Fitzroy from the Heartland season 14 finale.
Finally, thanks to some behind-the-scenes footage of the cast messing up their lines while filming Heartland season 15 that was shown during the Heartland Season 15 Virtual Fan Event, we also can confirm that Nathaniel Arcand will be back as Scott Cardinal (the last time we saw Scott was in Heartland season 11 episode 16).
And during the fan event, we also saw some footage of Shawn Roberts as Sam Langston, Greg Lawson as Clint Riley, and Ivan Cermak as Fred Garland. So all of these characters will be seen on Heartland season 15.
No word on how many episodes will Alisha Newton be back for as Georgie Fleming Morris, though. Or if Jordan Burtchett will be back as Quinn McGregor or Kevin McGarry will return as Mitch Cutty since we haven’t really seen these actors in any of the behind-the-scenes production shots.
But never say never. Their return might be kept under wraps to surprise the viewers. Or they might be in just a few scenes this season. So, we will just have to watch the new season and see!
New cast members for season 15
As with each new season, we’re introduced to new characters and therefore new actors join the Heartland cast. And season 15 is no different!
Ziya Matheson has played Lou and Peter’s daughter Katie Fleming-Morris since season 12 when she replaced Julia Maren Baker who played the character since season 8.
Well, it looks like in Heartland season 15 Katie will look different once more because Ziya Matheson decided to move on from the show and she will be replaced by Canadian actor Baye McPherson, who will play Katie going forward.
Baye has also been posting a tone of behind-the-scenes photos on her Instagram (like the photo of her and Amber Marshall below) so you might want to go follow her as I’m sure we will be getting more BTS content as the new episodes start to air.
In addition to Baye McPherson now playing Katie, Drew Davis will also appear in Heartland season 15 as 17-year old Logan.
And as per Heartland’s official blog, Logan is a “troubled soul who masks his insecurity with cocky bravado. He’s a moody rebel to whom everything is a joke. He can be a naturally charismatic ring leader at times but coolly disinterested and detached at others. But all of his coolness is a front. Underneath, he takes things very seriously with intense emotions just under the surface. Logan has a gift that he doesn’t even know about until he meets Amy.”
So we might be seeing another troubled kid arrive at the Heartland ranch this season, much like Ty did in season 1 or Luke did in season 12.
But we will just have to wait and see how exactly Logan ends up at Heartland. However, I have a feeling Clint Riley, Ty’s old parole officer, might have something to do with that again since we did see him in some footage of season 15 shown during the Heartland Season 15 Launch Event.
So, what did you think about the season 15 trailer? Did you enjoy all the new footage and BTS images and video that I’ve gathered from the upcoming season? And what are you most excited to see during the new season?
Let me know in the comments below!
I know I want to know why all the characters get dressed up for something this season (as seen in the above Instagram post shared by Michelle Morgan). Could it be a wedding? Or maybe the opening of Cooper’s horse therapy center? I can’t wait to find out!
And I’m also excited to see Lou and Peter get close again since in the behind-the-scenes footage of season 15 it looked like they might be talking about giving their marriage another go!
Don’t forget to tune in for the Heartland season 15 premiere on Sunday, October 17th on CBC and CBC Gem! Or come back here to tvshowpilot.com to read the recap of each new episode the next day!