Here is everything you need to know about the current status of Virgin River Season 5 on Netflix.
Virgin River is an American romantic drama streaming television series produced by Reel World Management, filmed in British Columbia, Canada, and based on the Virgin River novels by Robyn Carr. The fourth season premiered on Netflix and was released on July 20, 2022. On the review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes, the series also holds an approval rating of 90%, with an average rating of 6.30/10, based on 10 critic ratings.
The website’s critics’ consensus reads, “Gentle as a babbling brook—and just as exciting, for better or worse—Virgin River‘s sophomore season offers up more of the comfort viewing that fans have come to crave.”
The fact that the series has been on Netflix’s Top 10 in many countries’ lists whenever the new season is released shows proof of its appeal. If you’re a fan of the series, then we’ve compiled a list of all the things you should look forward to for the time being while you recap the previous seasons before diving into the new season when it will be available to watch on the streaming platform. Continue reading to find out if Virgin River Season 5 will premiere in 2022.
Is Virgin River Season 5 not coming to Netflix in 2022?
As of July 25, 2022, we can assure readers that Virgin River Season 5 won’t be available on Netflix this year. In September 2021, the series was renewed for the fourth and fifth seasons. Since then, there has been a significant curiosity among viewers because neither Netflix nor the show’s official social media accounts have formally announced the series’ premiere date.
Thus, it’s anticipated that Virgin River Season 5 won’t be available on Netflix until 2023. However, if we had to estimate, we’d say the fifth season will debut sometime in July of next year. But since these are mere speculations, we advise fans to wait a while since the streaming services make these announcements on a schedule and take their time.
Why was Virgin River renewed for Season 5?
According to Deadline, “In early December, Virgin River ended The Crown’s atop the Nielsen weekly streaming rankings. And in July, Virgin River dethroned Manifest to once again rank No. 1 on the Nielsen chart, a spot it held for two weeks.” Take a look at the official renewal post on Virgin River’s official Instagram, quoting, “Season 4 and Season 5 picked up by Netflix! Thank each and everyone of you for all your support! We so appreciate it!”
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Virgin River’s showrunner Patrick Sean Smith, who helmed the 2019 Netflix anthology series Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings, tells Netflix Tudum, “I’m excited to be working with Netflix again, and I couldn’t be prouder to join the Virgin River family. Together with its stellar cast and amazing crew, we’ve got great things in store for our fans worldwide.”
Virgin River Season 5 Production Status
The production of the series is still ongoing as filming for the fifth season began on July 18 and is scheduled to conclude on November 10, 2022. Any information on the release date seems way too soon. As highlighted above, the most likely time frame for the fifth season premiere date will be sometime around July, which is mid-2023, considering the release date pattern of the prior seasons. Likewise, we would want to emphasize that this is all guesswork at this time. As a result, Netflix will publish and confirm the official release dates for the next season in the following months.
Virgin River Season 5 Time Slot and Episodes
If we take the prior seasons into consideration with a bit of speculation, then the upcoming seasons of Virgin River will have the same premiere time as other shows on the streaming service, which is 12:00 AM (PT) or 3:00 AM (ET). In order to receive updates on when Virgin River Season 5 premieres on Netflix, interested viewers can also enable notifications.
The fourth season of the show had 12 episodes, which is two more than the first three seasons. We can assume that there will be 10–12 episodes in the upcoming season. On the other hand, the episodes are expected to last approximately 40–48 minutes, following a similar runtime to the prior seasons. As of July 25, 2022, the exact episode names and plot summaries for the upcoming season cannot be confirmed. Therefore, it is suggested that fans wait patiently and binge-watch previous seasons to refresh their memories of key plotlines.
Virgin River Season 5 Cast
We’ve put down the character descriptions below for the major cast members of the upcoming season, who are anticipated to reprise their roles from the fourth season:
Alexandra Breckinridge as Mel Monroe: Mel is preparing to have a baby with Jack but doesn’t know that he’s the father for sure when it could also be her late husband, Mark. At work, Doc introduces new hire, Dr. Cameron Hayek, who takes an interest in Mel.
Martin Henderson as Jack Sheridan: After making a full recovery, Jack has an inkling Brady wasn’t the one who shot him. Now back with Mel, he worries about her high-risk pregnancy and whether he or Mel’s late husband, Mark, is the father. Meanwhile, unbeknownst to him, his ex Charmaine has news of her own to share.
Tim Matheson as Doc Mullins: Doc has been by Hope’s side since the car accident that left her with a traumatic brain injury, but he struggles with how to help her when her memory fails her. Doc is left speechless when a young man shows up at his door claiming to be his grandson.
Annette O’toole as Hope: Recovering from the car accident, Hope is on the mend and still trying to piece together her memories of what happened. She’s forgotten about her longtime friend Lily’s death but must again cope with reality.
Zibby Allen as Brie Sheridan: Jack’s sister, Brie, is offered a job in the Virgin River but is not sure she wants to stay in town. With Brady in prison on charges of shooting her brother, Jack, Brie attempts to shake off their relationship despite his attempts to contact her.
Benjamin Hollingsworth as Brady: Now in prison after allegedly shooting Jack, Brady tries to keep in contact with Brie, who is no longer taking his calls. While inside, Brady is threatened by Jimmy and his crew, who blame him for messing up the raid and not taking out Spencer when he had the chance.
Colin Lawrence as Preacher: Preacher works as Jack’s partner at the bar, where he offers compelling evidence that leads Jack to realize Brady may not have been the one who shot him after all. With Paige still on the run, Preacher does his best to parent Christopher.
Where to stream Virgin River Season 5?
All the seasons of Virgin River, along with the upcoming season, will be available exclusively on Netflix, with all previous seasons also accessible on the streaming platform with a range of membership options. You may stream movies and TV shows at no additional cost with any of their services, depending on the package you choose.
Virgin River Season 4: What happened in the finale episode?
On July 20, 2022, the season four finale episode of Virgin River, simply titled, The Long Goodbye, aired on Netflix along with the rest of the 12 episodes. The episode is directed by Andy Mikita and written by Sue Tenney and Amy Palmer Robertson. In the episode, the viewers got to see that Mel and Jack finally receive the results they’ve been waiting on; Lizzie organizes a send-off for Ricky before speaking to Denny about his secret. Take a look at the official trailer for Virgin River Season 4 below:
Virgin River follows the lives of the residents of the eponymous Northern California town, including nurse practitioner Mel (Breckenridge), bar owner and veteran Jack (Henderson), town doctor Doc (Matheson), and mayor Hope (O’Toole), and many more quirky characters. Tune in next season for more small-town gossip, paternity drama, and trouble-making drug kingpins.
Catch up on the previous seasons before Virgin River Season 5 premieres on Netflix.