Hallmark Renews WHEN CALLS THE HEART For Season 9
By Movieguide® Staff
Fans can take heart knowing that WHEN CALLS THE HEART is returning to the Hallmark Channel for its ninth season!
Erin Krakow, who plays the series’ central character Elizabeth Thatcher, announced Season 9 after the Season 8 finale.
“Hey ‘Hearties’, I’ve got some big news,” Krakow said in a Twitter video. “Now, I am just as sad as you are that this season of WHEN CALLS THE HEART is over, but we will be returning next year for an all new season!”
“So what’s next for Elizabth and the rest of Hope Valley? We’ve got so many great new stories to share, and I can’t wait for you to find out!” she added.
— Hallmark Channel (@hallmarkchannel) May 10, 2021
WCTH, which has become a tentpole performer for the Hallmark Channel over its eight seasons, posted successful numbers again amid the pandemic.
According to Nielsen, the eighth season averaged 3 million total viewers, which makes it the most-watched original scripted series on ad-supported cable year-to-date.
Recently, fans speculated on whether Hallmark would renew the series and expand on the thriving characters of Hope Valley.
Movieguide® previously reported:
Brian Bird, the show’s creator, claimed that the current season would start with a “boom” and that some big “decisions get made in Hope Valley.”
So far, the eighth season has not disappointed fans and has brought heartfelt moments like Nathan’s profession of love to Elizabeth.
However, fans of the show realize that once Elizabeth’s big decision is made in the coming episodes, getting to watch her love story play out has not been made a guarantee.
In previous seasons, the Hallmark Channel announced the show’s renewal early on. The one exception to this trend came last year during COVID-19. To the fans’ delight, Erin Krakow, who plays Elizabeth on the show, announced Season 8 after the Season 7 finale.
But as loyal fans of WHEN CALLS THE HEART await Elizabeth’s final decision and anticipate another season, Bird encouraged “Hearties” to show their excitement for more content.
“Hey, #Hearties… when it comes to @WCTH_TV… I’m feeling a new hashtag coming on… #S9WouldBeDivine,” Bird posted on Twitter. “Anyone with me? If so, I think you know what to do with that, don’t you?”