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The wholesome Hallmark series When Calls the Heart has won over legions of devoted fans with its charming storylines about love and community in the frontier town of Hope Valley.
One fan-favorite character introduced in season six was Lucas Bouchard. With his kindness, integrity, and handsome good looks, Lucas quickly became a major player as he competed with saloon owner Nathan for the heart of beloved teacher Elizabeth Thatcher.
However, as beloved as Lucas is, rumors about his departure from the show are filling the internet. After all, with the cliffhanger we got in Season 10, we’re still determining if Lucas will come back for another season.
Will Lucas Return for Season 11 of When Calls the Heart?
One common question some fans are having right now is: Is Lucas Bouchard dead? Fortunately, we know for certain Lucas is alive and will return for Season 11. In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, When Calls the Heart showrunner Lindsay Sturman confirmed Lucas will be coming back for another season.
According to Sturman, Lucas is “a huge part of Hope Valley and always will be. But there’s definitely a cliffhanger and a few mysteries packed in there.”
Chris McNally, who plays Lucas on the show, hasn’t mentioned he’s leaving either. He’s not very active on social media, but his last post, made in June of last year, referenced the show’s latest season.
As for how much fans will have to wait to know about Lucas’ well-being? Well, according to Elizabeth herself, Erin Krakow, not much. In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, the star mentioned we’ll know what happened to Lucas “right away.”
Season 11 of When Calls the Heart Already has a Trailer
While there’s still no official release date for Season 11, Hallmark is already marketing the show’s new season on its official channel. Intentionally vague, the trailer is more of a teaser to let fans know the series has been renewed.
Going by the show’s previous seasons, we can expect When Calls the Heart to return sometime in the spring or summer of this year.
When Calls the Heart returns for an all NEW Season of hope, love, friendships, faith, and community! Season 11 is coming in 2024! ❤️ #Hearties #WhenCallstheHeart #Season11WillBeHeaven @hallmarkchannel @brbird @SCHeartHome @erinkrakowhttps://t.co/KDGLq076uX— Canadian Hearties (@WCTH_CA) October 18, 2023
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Even the series’ official X page seems to be in the dark regarding the show’s release date, so we’ll have to wait patiently to see what exactly happened to Lucas after that jaw-dropping finale!