Jack Wagner is returning to When Calls the Heart for another season. In a clip posted to Instagram, the actor showed himself boarding a flight to Vancouver, where the cast of When Calls the Heart is gearing up to film Season 10.
In the 42-second clip, Wagner thanks fans for their love and support following the death of his son Harrison.
“Thank you all so much for the love & support you’ve sent me, it’s helped me more than you’ll ever know,” the star wrote in the caption.
He also promised Hearties he would post some behind-the-scenes footage.
“Hopefully, it will make you laugh,” he said.
Jack Wagner is returning to When Calls the Heart
Fans became concerned about Wagner’s future on the hit Hallmark series following several recent developments, including the death of his son. Harrison Wagner was found dead on June 6 in Los Angeles. He was 27 years old. His parents established a scholarship in his name at New Life House, an addiction recovery center in California.
Some fans also speculated that Wagner was being written off the show. His character, Bill Avery, began suffering from a persistent and mysterious cough in Season 9. Dr. Faith Carter (played by Andrea Brooks) even insisted he go to the city for an X-ray, though Avery refused.
Both Wagner’s fans and his co-stars were thrilled with his Instagram announcement.
“Hurry up! Somebody has to bake the scones,” wrote Erin Krakow, who stars as Elizabeth Thornton on When Calls the Heart.
“Can’t wait to see you Jack!” wrote Andrea Brooks.
Even the network weighed in.
“We are here for you, Jack. Thank you for all you do!” a spokesman for the company wrote in the responses.
Fans were also excited to hear about his return to the show.
“Sending continued love and prayers! Here’s to a fabulous Season 10!!” one wrote.
“I’m glad you were able to feel our love and support. Thinking of you all,” wrote another.
Filming will begin soon on the series, which has become a favorite among Hallmark viewers since it premiered in 2014. Based on a series of novels by Canadian author Janette Oke, the show follows the lives of the people in the small mining community of Hope Valley.
Season 10 is expected to premiere in March 2023.