Waiting to explore Mel and Jack’s story in Virgin River Season 4? Here’s everything you need to know.
It’s been a long time since we last saw the drama and adventure in Mel’s life and how she continues to face the complexities of her life, all while healing herself and trying to make Virgin River her home. Season 3 launched in July 2021, and after the huge cliffhanger, fans have been waiting eagerly to know more about Mel and Jack’s story and what new surprises are awaiting them in Virgin River Season 4.
For the unversed, Virgin River is a romantic drama series based on the Virgin River novels by Robyn Carr. The series focuses on the life of Melinda “Mel” Monroe, who moves to work as a midwife and nurse practitioner in the remote Northern California town of Virgin River with the hope that this place will be perfect to start fresh, but soon she realizes that this small-town is not as simple as she expected.
The first season premiered on Netflix on December 6, 2019, followed by a second and third season on November 27, 2020, and July 9, 2021, respectively. The series was renewed for a fourth and fifth season in September 2021, and we can’t wait to see what will be the story in the upcoming season as one thing is sure, this is going to be a wild ride.
Here’s everything you need to know about Virgin River Season 4.
Is Virgin River Season 4 coming to Netflix in May?
No, unfortunately, the series is not coming in May as it was not included in the list of movies and series that will release on Netflix in May.
Virgin River Season 4 Release Date
Currently, there’s no release date for Virgin River Season 4, but if we talk about the first two seasons of Virgin River, they were released just seven months apart. So we expect season 4 to release sometime between June and August 2022 and Season 5 may just follow it in a few months.
In September 2021, Netflix announced a fourth and fifth season of Virgin River. In January 2022, Martin Henderson posted on Instagram a picture of himself with the caption, “Back at work…getting season 4 good and ready for consumption”.
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The filming for season four wrapped at the end of 2021, and it’s going through the post-production process now.
Breckenridge wrote in an Instagram Story that she had finished her last ADR for the season. “For those of you who don’t know what ADR is, I think it stands for Audio Digital Recording. So, like, say you’re working outside, and there’s a lot of traffic, and we can’t really hear what you’re saying, we have to go in afterward, in post-production, and match our dialogue to the screen in a sound booth,” she wrote.
That would indicate that filming has finished and the series is in post-production. If we were to guess, we’d estimate they will follow in season three’s footsteps of a release date around July 2022.
Virgin River Season 4 Plot
There are many questions that need to be answered in the upcoming season. Mel is pregnant, but the baby might not be Jack’s. Her late husband, Mark (Daniel Gillies), could be the father. Chatting to TV Line, showrunner Sue Tenney said: “You’ll find out by the end of the fourth season.”
Now, if the baby isn’t Jack’s, how will it affect their relationship? “It would be immensely difficult,” Breckenridge told E!. “That would be extremely challenging, especially for Jack. If he’s going to stick around, if he’s devoted to Mel, that’s going to be hard, to have a baby that’s her dead husband’s baby. That’s just, like, asking a lot.”
In Season 3, Hope develops a fever at the end, and she is not yet out of the woods. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Tenney discussed what lies ahead for her: “We do move ahead. To us, it’s the recovery and what she’s dealing with – a traumatic brain injury. In a hospital and going through recovery, that’s not really where our show lives. But we’re very committed to what the truth of something is, so we’ll go to the edge of what’s the best recovery for this.
“We always stick with the parameters, medically, but also we know at this point what we like to do, which are complicated emotionally drama-based stories.”
We’re also hoping to see the vow renewal ceremony of Doc and Hope in the next episodes. “We had a very lovely, two long episodes about that,” said Tenney. “Two episodes of plot on that”. “When we get to that point, which is a re-commitment ceremony, we definitely are going to want to see that. But we have some drama going on with both of those characters that puts that on the back-burner, but also heightens their commitment to one another.”
However, the future of Doc seems unclear as a video posted by Alexandra Breckenridge on Instagram reveals a new cast member who is playing Doctor Cameron Hayek, so we don’t know if Doc Mullins (aka actor Tim Matheson) could be leaving the show and if yes, then who’s this new doctor? Wait for the next season to find out.
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Virgin River Season 4 Cast
The main characters will be back for the upcoming season, including Mel (Alexandra Breckenridge), Jack (Martin Henderson), John (Colin Lawrence), Charmaine (Lauren Hammersley), Doc (Tim Matheson), Hope (Annette O’Toole), Brady (Benjamin Hollingsworth), Brie (Zibby Allen), Lizzie (Sarah Dugdale) and Ricky (Grayson Gurnsey), among others.
Lynda Boyd, who plays Lilly in the Netflix drama, has revealed she will be returning to the show in flashback scenes. Lily had cancer, and towards the end of the show’s third season, Lilly sadly passed away from the illness.
“When I did have that chat that day with those producers, they said that the plan was to bring me back in flashbacks – like Mel’s husband, her dead husband,” she told Radio Times.
“Nobody has said anything yet. As far as I know, Tara will look after Chloe. I’m pretty sure Annette [O’Toole] will come back as Hope. Nobody has any idea.”
How many episodes are there in Virgin River Season 4?
The episode count for Virgin River Season 4 has been extended up to 12 episodes from 10 in Season 3.
Where can I watch Virgin River?
Season 1-3 of Virgin River are available to watch on Netflix.