If you’re a fan of the Canadian television drama “Heartland” in the United States, you have a lot to look forward to in the coming years. Season 14 premiered on CBC in early 2021, followed by Season 15 on October 17. That is undoubtedly welcome news, but it is also a bit of a tease, given Netflix only has Season 13 available in the United States at the time of writing. This raises the question of when American audiences will be able to catch up on the most recent episodes.
The enduring series is the stuff of binge-watching legend on Netflix. The narrative of two sisters who live on their family’s ranch in rural Alberta, Canada, is told in “Heartland.” There has been romance, dramatic snowstorms, successful rodeo performances, plane crashes, and wildfires throughout the show’s nearly 15-year run. That’s just for the first thirteen seasons. Season 14 will undoubtedly include plenty of ranch drama, which is why fans are so excited to watch it.
Regrettably, those hoping to reconcile with Amy (Amber Marshall) and Lou (Michelle Morgan) will likely have to wait a little while longer. Netflix in the United States has not yet announced a launch date for Season 14, however, there is reason to suspect it will not occur until spring 2022 at the earliest. This is why.
Why Season 14 of Heartland is unlikely to arrive on Netflix in the United States until 2022
Oftentimes, when a new season of a show takes an inordinate amount of time to arrive on Netflix, the reasons for the delay sound ambiguous and random. However, with “Heartland,” there is a very obvious explanation that also provides an estimate for when Season 14 will finally arrive on the streaming service. Unfortunately, this is not a timeline that will satisfy many fans outside of Canada.
According to What’s On Netflix, Seasons 14 and 15 of “Heartland” are now under exclusive contract with UPtv, a basic cable network with its streaming service in the United States. That implies that as long as the new seasons remain UPtv exclusives, they will not be available on Netflix. The good news is that this contract will not endure in perpetuity; nevertheless, the bad news is that it is currently in effect through March 2022.
This indicates that the earliest Season 14 of “Heartland” will be available on US Netflix in spring 2022. We say “the earliest” since Netflix has not specified when the show will premiere in the United States. It could be as soon as UPtv’s exclusivity contract expires, but we may have to wait even longer.