Will Melinda “Mel” Monroe and Jack Sheridan return? Here is everything we know about
Virgin River Season 6.
Attention Virgin River fandom! We know that your curiosity has been getting the best of you, and we are certain that for the last few days, ever since the premiere of Virgin River Season 5 Part 1, you have been wondering if the journey into the remote Northern California town of Virgin River has come to an end for good or not!
If we read your mind, then we can assure you that you have reached the right place to get all the answers because it’s time to buckle up and get ready. There is nothing for you to fret about, as we have some exciting news to share with you! Continue reading to find out more about the Virgin River Season 6 renewal status.
Virgin River Season 6 Renewal Status: Has it been approved by Netflix or not?
Let’s begin by finally addressing this question, as we’ve compiled a brief summary of everything you need to know about the following question: “Will the fans get Virgin River Season 6 or not?”
After much anticipation, we are delighted to inform our readers that the beloved series Virgin River isn’t going anywhere, as back in May 2023, ahead of the fifth season premiere, the series was renewed for a sixth season! This is exciting news as it ensures that the captivating storylines and endearing characters will continue to grace our screens by diving back into the heartwarming world of Virgin River as new chapters unfold and old secrets unravel, which is based on the Virgin River novels by Robyn Carr.
The renewal was previously hinted at by many cast and crew members. Jinny Howe, Netflix’s Head of Drama, also addressed the prospects for Virgin River’s future plans, quoting: “I think we definitely see more longevity and growth with the show,” she said. “As long as the audience asks for it and shows up—and I think we see with Season 4 that the fandom is very strong and growing in many places as well—it feels like based on what we’re seeing with Season 4 and the anticipation for Season 5 that there is a lot more storytelling to offer us.”
Moreover, the author of the book series also confirmed the renewal news among followers on Instagram, quoting, “Super exciting news! Virgin River has been renewed for a 6th season and season 5 will stream on @netflix this fall. ” Take a look at the official post below:
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Virgin River Season 6 Release Date: When will it premiere on Netflix?
Without prolonging this question any further, we want to get the first point straight to you: Unfortunately, it seems like the beloved fans will have to wait sometime for the show to hit their television screens because it’s not canceled, and there is still plenty of time left for its official comeback as the filming of the sixth season hasn’t even begun yet. Right now, it seems like the show is in the early pre-production stage, which calls for the completion of the scripts before any actual production can start.
Additionally, this makes one thing pretty clear: there is no chance for the show to premiere in 2023! One of the main reasons is that the production of many Netflix shows has been put on hold thanks to the ongoing WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes, which haven’t reached any resolution despite being on strike for months and crossing the 100-day mark. But on the bright side, the writers and the studios are set to get back around the negotiating table. The AMPTP revealed Thursday that the two parties are “working to schedule a meeting next week.”
“On Wednesday, September 13, the WGA reached out to the AMPTP and asked for a meeting to move negotiations forward. We have agreed and are working to schedule a meeting next week. Every member company of the AMPTP is committed and eager to reach a fair deal, and to work together with the WGA to end the strike,” the studio alliance said.
No longer afterward, the scribes offered their own no-frills statement on further bargaining. “The WGA and AMPTP are in the process of scheduling a time to get back in the room,” said a self-titled “Negotiations Update” email sent out to members from the Ellen Stutzman, David Goodman, and Chris Keyser-led negotiating committee.
Hence, if we consider these uncertainties in the way of filming to fully commence, then there is no chance that the production stages might start within a few months as it depends on the status of the ongoing dual strikes, due to which we speculate that the sixth season will likely premiere sometime around late 2024 or even early 2025 on Netflix.
Of course, this is just our prediction, and details about the potential release date of Virgin River Season 6 will be revealed by the creators, cast, and crew in the coming months. Until there is any acknowledgment, the only thing the fans can do is speculate and hope for the best outcome!
Virgin River Season 6: What to expect from the new season?
For the next season, we are certain that fans can expect more of the same heartwarming and emotional content that they’ve come to love over the last few seasons. There is no doubt that the show is known for its romantic storylines, accompanied by excellent performances from the talented star cast and many recurring cast members. Additionally, a sixth season would provide an opportunity to explore the lingering mysteries and cliffhangers from the fifth season, which is still left to premiere later this year!
We’ll just have to wait for the premiere of Virgin River Season 5 Part 2 to know how the season will end and expand the story to another season. But as you know, there is nothing to stop the fans from predicting the plot line for the sixth season, which is expected to have at least 12 episodes just like prior seasons, which have yet to make their debuts on the network, but they are certain that it will capture the same beautiful theme that has made Virgin River a hit, with potential new developments and surprises added in for good measure to reach a conclusion with its beloved characters.
Moreover, last August, Jinny Howe, the head of drama and development at Netflix, spoke to Deadline about future seasons. “I think what’s going to be interesting is to see this universe continue to grow and expand and to see new characters, other characters return. A lot of that was set up in the Season 4 finale but it’s going to be really exciting to see all of that come to a head in Season 5,” she said.
Producer and writer Erin Cardillo has also hinted and told Netflix Tudum on the set of the small-town drama series in 2022. She and the rest of the writers also introduced plenty more complications for our favorite characters in future episodes. Like, for example, a couple “too beautiful and too awesome to be too happy for too long,” producer and writer Richard Keith told Tudum last year. Said Keith, “I’ve gotten so many messages on Instagram since I joined the show, ‘Just please let Jack and Mel have a good go of it this year.’ And it’s like, we want to do that, but also then there’s nothing to watch!”
In addition to this, all the cast members who are expected to return are as follows: Alexandra Breckenridge, Martin Henderson, Tim Matheson, Annette O’Toole, Colin Lawrence, Benjamin Hollingsworth, Sarah Dugdale, Jenny Cooper, Zibby Allen, Marco Grazzini, Lauren Hammersley, Mark Ghanimé, Kai Bradbury, Teryl Rothery, Nicola Cavendish, Stacey Farber, Gwynyth Walsh, Chase Petriw, Barbara Pollard, Kandyse McClure, and David Cubitt.
That’s not all, Colin, who plays John “Preacher” Middleton in the series, shared on Instagram back in May that he will be back for season 6, quoting, “Just got word that we have been picked up for a season 6! … Wanna thank y’all for so much love. Gonna bring some great stories your way. Oh, I’m excited!” he stated in the post below:
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Virgin River: Frequently Asked Questions
What is Virgin River based on?
Virgin River is based on the popular novels by Robyn Carr, which follow the story of Mel Monroe, a nurse practitioner who moves to a small town in the remote Northern California town of Virgin River. She starts a new life in the scenic, quiet town of Virgin River and becomes involved with the local bar owner and ex-marine, Jack Sheridan. The series explores the intricacies of small-town life, relationships, and family dynamics. But she soon discovers that small-town living isn’t quite as simple as she expected.
Who is the new showrunner?
Recently, Patrick Sean Smith replaced Sue Tenney as showrunner for Virgin River. Moreover, Patrick Sean Smith stated, “I was already a fan, and I was super excited when they came to me with the possibility. The cast cares so much about the show and the fans, and they want to put on the best show possible. I think they’ve done that for the past four seasons, so it just makes it easier for me to pick up the ball and keep running into Season 5 and beyond.”
Will there be more seasons of the Virgin River after the sixth season?
Although Netflix has remained tight-lipped on whether the series will be renewed for more seasons in the future, the showrunners have previously stated their desire to continue the series for as long as possible. That’s not all, as the author of the book series, Robyn Carr, has revealed that there is plenty of source material for further seasons. So, there is a chance the show will be renewed for another season in the near future, but only if the ongoing dual strikes don’t impact the production further and the viewership is maintained to justify another season.
Where to watch Virgin River?
The readers can stream all the previous seasons to be up to date with the plot and character arcs, which are now available to be watched exclusively on Netflix, with other series of the same genre also accessible with a wide range of membership options depending on the package you choose. The basic membership starts at $9.99 per month, and the standard membership starts at $15.49 per month, with no additional cost for any of their services.
When is Virgin River Season 5 Part 2 expected to premiere on Netflix?
The creators have officially confirmed that the remaining two episodes, which will be part of Virgin River Season 5 Part 2, will now be making their official comeback with two very special holiday episodes that will debut later this year on Thursday, November 30, 2023, at the same time slot of 12:00 a.m. (PT) or 3:00 a.m. (ET) on Netflix. It will expand on the romance! As star Henderson told Tudum on set in 2022, Season 5 will “thrill and shock and leave people in suspense. They’re going to be mad because we answer lots of questions, but then we open up a whole bunch more.”
While you wait for the series to return, check out the official post also confirming the release window, quoting, “The moment you’ve ALL been waiting for … .Drumroll, please. Virgin River Season 5 will be streaming on Netflix on September 7th! I repeat, September 7th! Better yet… There will be a part two. Our HOLIDAY episodes will be released on November 30th. Get excited y’all.”
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While you wait for more Virgin River Season 6 updates, watch the previous seasons to catch up with the show on Netflix.