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Newcomer Lucas (played by Chris McNally) and Fiona (Kayla Wallace) in Hallmark's "When Calls the Heart."

SALT LAKE CITY — “When Calls the Heart” actor Chris McNally said in a recent interview that he doesn’t know much about the show’s retooled season.

  • McNally spoke with North Shore News at the end of March about the status of “When Calls the Heart,” which went on a creative hiatus following Hallmark’s decision to cut ties with Lori Loughlin, who starred on the show.
  • McNally said he’s still unsure what the future holds for the show. “I don’t know anything, I know as much as you,” McNally told the North Shore News. “I’m totally in the dark about this.”
  • McNally said he appreciates the love from fans while the show remains off the air (for now). He said he felt a little nervous about fan reaction to him joining the show. He and Kevin McGarry joined the show for the sixth season after fan favorite Jack Thornton (Daniel Lissing) was killed off the show.
  • “They’ve been super welcoming,” McNally told North Shore News. He added, “It’s the most fun character I’ve had the opportunity to play, I’m really happy I was cast in the part.”

Context: Multiple “When Calls the Heart” cast members shared updates on social media about the new season, which went on a creative hiatus due to Loughlin’s arrest and involvement in the college admissions scandal, according to the Deseret News.

Pascale Hutton, who plays Rosemary Coulter, wrote on Instagram that the show will be back soon.

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  • "Thank you #hearties for your support and love and mostly your PATIENCE," Hutton wrote in the caption. "I promise we will be back on the air and in your homes soon."

Jack Wagner, who plays Bill Avery, shared a video of himself heading to Vancouver, where the show is filmed.

  • "Heading up north to work. Just wanted to wish everybody a happy weekend," Wagner said in the video.

Bigger picture: “When Calls the Heart” showrunner Alfonso Moreno will continue to lead the show for the sixth season, which Kurt Manwaring wrote about for the Deseret News.