THE U.S. PREMIERE OF HEARTLAND SEASON 15 TO DEBUT ON UP FAITH & FAMILY MARCH 17
HEARTLAND WAS THE 5TH MOST STREAMED SERIES IN THE U.S. IN 2021*
ATLANTA (Feb. 17, 2022) – The streaming service UP Faith & Family, the leader in uplifting entertainment, will be the first place in the U.S. that fans can watch Heartland season 15. Beginning March 17, the service will add new episodes weekly. Additionally, UP Faith & Family is the only place where fans can catch up on all prior seasons right now. According to a recent Nielsen report, Heartland was the 5th most streamed series in 2021*.
“The fandom around Heartland is remarkable,” said Angela Cannon, vice president and channel manager, UP Faith & Family. “Fans know that UP Faith & Family is truly the U.S. home for all things Heartland, and it is an honor and privilege to bring Heartland viewers the newest seasons of this fan-favorite series months before anyone else. Subscribers to the service get the insiders VIP access to never-before-seen bonus content, produced exclusively for UP Faith & Family. There is no doubt season 15 is going to be another exciting and highly emotional season. Being the 5th most streamed show for 2021, viewers will not be disappointed.”
Heartland, the longest running one-hour drama in Canadian television history, is set in the rolling foothills of the Rockies in the fictional town of Hudson, Alberta. While some journeys end, others are just beginning. 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, 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 and working with the horses who continue to heal her while 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.
Heartland is based on the bestselling series of books by Lauren Brooke. The executive producers are
Michael Weinberg, Tom Cox, Jordy Randall and Heather Conkie, who also serves as the showrunner.
The series is produced by Dean Bennett. The series writers are Heather Conkie, Mark Haroun, Ken Craw,
and Alexandra Clarke. The season’s directors are Pierre Tremblay, Ken Filewych, Chris Potter, Kristin Lehman, Michelle Morgan, Gloria Kim and Dean Bennett.
*Source: The Wrap 1/21/22 Nielsen Streaming Content Ratings (Netflix, Amazon Prime, Disney+, Apple TV+ and Hulu\ Nielsen National TV Panel, US Viewing through Television; P2+ Minutes Viewed in Millions (12/28/2020 – 12/26/2021).
About UP Entertainment
UP Entertainment, home to UPtv, AspireTV, AspireTV Life, UP Faith & Family and Cine Romántico, is the destination for positive entertainment for passionate and diverse audiences across the leading cable, satellite and streaming platforms. UPtv is the trusted network for adults seeking positive programming with relatable stories of love, laughter and relationships, through exclusive premiere movies, box-office hit films and beloved series. AspireTV is the premier network for Black culture and urban lifestyle programming featuring original productions in food, home and fashion. AspireTV Life is the first free ad supported streaming television (FAST) channel dedicated to sharing the experiences of the multicultural audience through cooking, fashion, travel, design and more. The streaming service UP Faith & Family is the leader in uplifting entertainment and includes exclusive access to original productions from the UP Entertainment family of brands. Additionally, UP Entertainment in partnership with PixL Dos, manages and distributes Cine Romántico, a free ad-supported streaming television (FAST) channel featuring the best of Hollywood TV romance movies in Spanish.
About SEVEN24 Films
SEVEN24 Films is an independent film and television production company whose work has spanned over two decades. Executive Producers Tom Cox and Jordy Randall have produced dramatic series, mini-series, television movies and feature films garnering over one hundred industry awards and nominations.
In addition to the two-time People’s Choice Award winning series, WYNONNA EARP on Syfy and CTV Sci-Fi, current projects include: FAMILY LAW, a one-hour legal series for Global, JANN, the #1 new comedy on CTV and Hulu, and the hit family series HEARTLAND, the longest running one-hour series in Canadian history, now in its fifteenth season for CBC, Netflix and UPtv.
SEVEN24’s focus on integration of scripted programming with interactive content and social media has helped make HEARTLAND and WYNONNA EARP two of the most dynamic scripted television projects in the digital space.
Previous projects include DAMNATION with NBC Universal for USA, FORTUNATE SON, a political thriller for CBC and NBCU International, DARK CARGO, a noir thriller for YouTube Premium, YOUNG DRUNK PUNK for Rogers and CBC, the Canadian Screen Award winner Borealis, the Gemini Award winning movie Mayerthorpe and Gemini Award winning Mini-Series BURN UP.
Tom Cox and Jordy Randall were also co-producers on numerous high-profile feature films including the Academy Award nominated Brokeback Mountain and are both recipients of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of their contribution to the arts.
SEVEN24 Films was recently named Playback Magazine’s Production Company of the Year.
About Dynamo Films
Dynamo Films Inc. is an independent television production company founded in 2004 by Michael Weinberg. Dynamo purchased the television and ancillary rights to all the HEARTLAND books and created the television series of the same name.
In 2006 the English broadcast rights for Canada were sold by Dynamo to CBC and subsequent sales to other markets have reached more than 120 countries.
Beginning with the very first episode, Michael Weinberg has acted as Executive Producer for the HEARTLAND television show which is the longest running one hour dramatic series in Canadian history and currently has an unprecedented fifteenth season.
Kristina Stafford Kelly