When Calls The Heart’s Elizabeth Thornton (Erin Krakow) gives fans a peek at Season 8, which begins on February 21, 2021. Hearties have been patiently, or not so patiently, waiting for the hit frontier series’ next installment.
This season of WCTH brings many exciting events, including the long-awaited promise of Elizabeth’s lifelong love choice. The cast has been filming on location in Canada all summer.
When Calls The Heart: That’s a Wrap for Elizabeth Thornton
It’s a wrap. Season 8 has officially completed filming and will air in less than two weeks. The Elizabeth Thornton portrayer was on location in Canada for 78 days, filming When Calls the Heart. Hallmark network was one of the first to go back to production after the COVID-19 pandemic shut down the film industry last year. The cast and crew managed to complete the show with no shutdowns, a fate that has afflicted many in the film industry.
Erin Krakow (the Elizabeth Thornton actress) and the cast quarantined for two weeks before appearing on the set. Also, staff and actors worked in pods, so the same crew stayed together as much as possible. As the frontier series When Calls The Heart did not suffer from shutting down, this effort brought results. Erin Krakow, one of the show producers, said the WCTH family took care of each other.
Due to COVID-19 precautions, there were fewer hugs to go around as filming progressed. Cast and crew wore masks on set unless the actors were being filmed. Most of the filming was outside to allow for plenty of distance. All in all, the cast and crew worked hard, and Season 8 of When Calls the Heart is the result.
Elizabeth’s Story Unfolds
When fans last saw Elizabeth Thornton on When Calls The Heart, she embraced local Mountie Nathan Grant after believing he had been shot. Hearties have been clamoring for Elizabeth to choose one suitor over the other and settle down with the next great love of her life. Cast members revealed that no one knew day to day how filming would go.
One day the script seemed to lean toward Nathan Grant (Kevin McGarry). Next, it might seem like Lucas Bouchard (Chris McNally) has the edge. Nathan and Lucas have been low-key battling for Elizabeth Thornton’s affections for several seasons. Lucas wants what’s best for Elizabeth and is more confident in his pursuit of her. Nathan, on the other hand, is more reserved. Hearties will see Nathan’s confidence emerge in the upcoming season of When Calls The Heart.
Along with the schoolteacher’s love life, Elizabeth’s dream of being a writer evolves as When Calls The Heart progresses. Lucas Bouchard’s mother, Helen Bouchard (Teryl Rothery), comes to town. Not only does she pick apart Elizabeth’s novel, but she also cuts to the core of the love triangle. Helen puts Lucas in a tight spot with her sharp questions.
When The Heart Calls: The Town of Hope Valley
Hope Valley residents have their highs and lows. Sawmill owner Leland Coulter (Kavan Smith) and his wife Rosemary Coulter (Pascale Hutton) help counsel newly married Jesse Flynn (Aren Buchholz) and Clara Flynn (Eva Bourne), and they experience newlywed growing pains. Faith Carter (Andrea Brooks) returns home from medical school in Chicago and has to reunite with her husband on When Calls the Heart, Dr. Carson Shepherd (Paul Greene).
Local telephone operator Fiona Miller (Kayla Wallace) opens a barbershop. Meanwhile, Henry Gowen (Martin Cummins) deals with ongoing health concerns. When Calls The Heart Judge Bill Avery ( Jack Wagner) and local gossip Molly Sullivan (Johannah Newmarch) begin a flirtation. Hallmark brings a new diverse family to town who hope to buy the gas station.
Elizabeth Thornton’s skill gets tested in When Calls The Heart when the Canfields move to Hope Valley. In a fun twist, the two Canfield children, Cooper and Angela, are played by Viv Leacock’s real-life children, Elias and Vienna. Viv plays as family patriarch Joseph Canfield. Natasha Burnett portrays a protective mother and wife, Minnie Canfield. Hearties, “are you ready”? A new season is about to begin.
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