Season 16 of Heartland is currently filming, and the new season of the long-running TV show is set to premiere in October. In a recent interview on the Hallmarkies Podcast, Amber Marshall teased that a few old characters will appear in the new season.
In Heartland, Amber plays the show’s main character, Amy Fleming. She has been on the show since it first premiered on CBC in 2007. While she and multiple cast members have come back every season, other characters have either left entirely or only appear sporadically.
On the podcast, Amber shared that she loves it when old characters come back for an episode or two. “But I also would like to see some of the characters. I love that we do kind of pay that respect to previous characters coming back. So you watch Mallory (Jessica Amlee) grow up, and then Mallory left. And then we get to see her and Jake return.”
She continues, “Which is really cool because these actors, they grow up off-screen, and then when you don’t see them for so many years and all of a sudden they come back you’re like, ‘You’re an adult now, you’re all grown up.’”
She also teased that some old characters are “coming back” for Season 16! “So we do get to see a couple characters coming back this season, so Season 16 is what we’re filming right now that haven’t been there for a while,”
While on the podcast, Amber also gave some details about the tone of the upcoming season. “And then 16, which we’re now just filming, has been just so much fun. It’s been one of those, it’s like, ‘OK, so now we’re two years out of the darkness.’ And now all the characters are really starting to just find themselves again. I’ve had a lot of fun. It feels like we’re kind of back to that Heartland that I think we all know and love.”
There’s been some exciting Season 16 news released over the past few weeks, and we’ve got all the details here!