From a media release:
Following a highly successful first season run, â€œWhen Calls the Heartâ€ returns to B.C. to film its second season (to air in Canada on Super Channel), proving that audiences are craving and embracing heartwarming, family-oriented drama.
â€œWhen Calls the Heartâ€ is based on Janette Okeâ€™s bestselling Canadian book series which chronicles the story of Elizabeth Thatcher (Army Wivesâ€™ Erin Krakow), a young teacher who is uprooted from her high society life, and unto a classroom post in a 1910s coal town in the Western Frontier. There, she encounters not only the harsh climate and restless students, but also the townâ€™s new Constable, the handsome Jack Thornton (Daniel Lissing) in his Red Serge uniform. The show also stars Lori Loughlin (â€œFull Houseâ€, â€œ90210â€) as Abigail Stanton, the resilient and adventurous coal minerâ€™s widow.
The series is produced by Canadians Vicki Sotheran and Greg Malcolm, and exec produced by Brad Krevoy, Brian Bird, Michael Landon Jr., Michael Shepard, and Eric Jarboe. Second Season writers include Tony Blake (co-showrunner), Robin Bernheim (co-showrunner), Neal Dobrofsky, Tippi Dobrofsky, Andrea Stevens, and Derek Thompson. Directors are Emmy-nominee Neill Fearnley (also co-executive producer), Michael Rohl, and Martin Wood.