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.

Hallmark responds

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.

Erin Krakow weighs in on Jack Wagner's Instagram post.
(Image: Instagram/@jackwagnerofficial)

“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.


Is Jack Wagner leaving Hallmark? Fans have been wondering about the star following several developments, including the death of his son.

During Season 9 of When Calls the Heart, Wagner’s character, Bill Avery, struggled with poor health. After several visits to Dr. Faith Carter (Andrea Brooks) for a persistent cough, she urged him to go to a nearby city for an X-ray. His symptoms suggest he had tuberculosis.

Though Wagner has been a member of the cast since the first season of When Calls the Heart, several beloved characters were written off the show last year. Jesse (Aren Buchholz) and Clara (Eva Bourne) moved to Montana to try homesteading. Dr. Carson Shepherd (Paul Greene) also left Hope Valley so he could pursue his dream of becoming a surgeon. Fans have speculated that if these characters can be written off the show, so can Wagner’s.

Is Jack Wagner leaving Hallmark? Josie Bissett and Jack Wagner in Sealed With a Kiss: Wedding March 6.
Jack Wagner and Josie Bissett in Sealed With a Kiss: Wedding March 6. (Image: Crown Media)

Is Jack Wagner leaving Hallmark?

Wagner’s other major project with Hallmark was the Wedding March film series. The actor played Mick Turner, a widower and former rock star who runs a Vermont inn. He falls for Livvy Phillips-Pershing (played by Josie Bissett), and the two end up getting married in the sixth and final movie in the series, Sealed With a Kiss: Wedding March 6, which aired in August 2021.

In an interview to promote the movie, Wagner said he was taken aback by how emotional he became filming the wedding.

“I don’t think we knew what to expect,” Wagner said. “The emotion was unbelievably raw and in the moment and real.”

A move to GAC Family?

Hearties were thrilled when Hallmark announced in June that When Calls the Heart was coming back for another season. But while other stars of the series posted about it on social media, Wagner was preoccupied with the loss of his son Harrison, who passed away at the age of 27.

Some fans have wondered if the loss will prevent Wagner from returning to the Hallmark series. Others have unearthed an October interview with the CEO of GAC Family Bill Abbott, in which he said that Jack Wagner will eventually be featured on the family-friendly network.

“He will be part of the family ultimately too,” Abbott said.

(The interview can be seen here.)

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