The 17th Season of Heartland Has Been Renewed
Heartland, the longest-running one-hour drama series in Canadian television history, has been renewed for a seventeenth season, and the cast and crew are currently filming it as of May 30. While this is good news for fans all over, Netflix U.S. fans are still waiting on Heartland season 16 to land on the streamer.
Netflix has a licensing deal with the show where it receives new seasons of the family drama sometime after they finish airing on CBC. Heartland season 16 aired on CBC from October 2022 to February 2023, and U.S. fans have been patiently waiting for the latest season to come to Netflix since it ended its run. While the streamer is set to receive the fifteen season on May 31, 2023, Heartland season 16 still doesn’t have a Netflix U.S. release date. And it looks like it’ll be quite a while before Netflix U.S. gets its hands on the sixteenth season.
However, other regions, such as the U.K., have already received season 16, and in fact, Heartland season 16 dropped on Netflix U.K. on May 17.
So, when could the sixteenth season make its way to Netflix U.S.? Here’s what we know.
When is Heartland season 16 coming to Netflix?
Before Netflix U.S. receives Heartland season 16, it will be streamed exclusively on UP Faith & Family starting on June 1, 2023, with new episodes being added weekly. UP Faith & Family has an exclusive distribution arrangement with the show, and through the arrangement, the SVOD service is granted exclusive streaming rights for a specific period of time.
According to UP Faith & Family, it will only have exclusive streaming rights until 2024. This means the earliest Netflix U.S. could receive the sixteenth season is sometime in 2024.
Our best release prediction at the moment is sometime in early to mid-2024. However, keep in mind that this is pure speculation. We could see season 16 on Netflix U.S. later than what we predicted. We’ll have to wait and see what happens patiently. And don’t worry because we’ll make sure to share the official Netflix release date once it’s announced.
Heartland season 16 Trailer
What Seasons of Heartland are available on Netflix?
Heartland seasons 1-14 are streaming now on Netflix.
Why did Netflix remove Heartland Season 15?
CBC decided not to renew the Netflix Canada license for those titles to give its streaming service, CBC Gem, an advantage in terms of programming. Season 15 of Heartland was available on Netflix until February 28, 2023. Heartland seasons 1–14 are also available on Netflix USA. The first six seasons of Heartland have been removed from Netflix worldwide as of January 2022, but seasons 7 to 15 are still available.