Is the romantic drama series premiering sooner than you expected? Here is everything we know so far about Virgin River Season 5.
After having four amazing seasons, which last premiered in 2022 on Netflix! This might not feel like a long time ago, but trust us, for the Virgin River fandom, the wait has been agonizing, especially after watching the major cliffhanger, which has led to speculation about what happens next as Mel and Jack finally receive the results they’ve been waiting on.
Later, Lizzie organizes a send-off for Ricky before speaking to Denny about his secret. After such a huge revelation, it is fair to say that the most frequently asked question on social media about the potential release date once again started to spark like wildfire. Though this is a great sign that the fandom is hyping its return and are open to new plotlines based on the novels by Robyn Carr.
So, if you’re one of them, then you’ve reached the right spot. We’re here to clear up any confusion about the show’s current release date status and get straight to the point: Right now, the official release date of Virgin River Season 5 hasn’t been confirmed by Netflix.
Even though this is unfortunate, you need not be upset because we have some happy news to share with you. If you have been checking up on fan pages, you may have come across two short clips from the adored star cast where they hinted at the potential release date of Season 5. This has enlightened the community, as now they have something to look forward to!
According to Alexandra Breckenridge and Martin Henderson, the show would return in the next three months, with July 2023 being the most likely release window. We would like to highlight that these details appear to be fairly true as the fans have also speculated the same especially since the filming concluded on November 21, 2022, which gives a lot of time for post-production to complete on a schedule.
Therefore, fans will have to wait until Netflix makes an official announcement and begins its summer streaming season promotions. On the bright side, the following months of 2023, will undoubtedly be bombarded with brand-new series in a range of genres. Additionally, this update proves that the reports about the show’s debut in the spring of 2023 are untrue.
Hence, we recommend fans not fall for such rumors and keep a close eye on the official social media handles to get confirmation.
Virgin River Season 5: What can the fans expect to see in the new season?
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), mayor Hope (O’Toole), and many more quirky characters. So, the next season will also explore these dynamics to their full potential and cover all the crucial plotlines that might have been left unanswered before.
Additionally, Hope’s Annette O’Toole appeared to corroborate the “heaviness” of the season by telling Hello!, “There is a big thing that happens right in the middle of the season that brings the community together in a very big way and it’s a kind of timely topic that’s happening in our country and I’m really glad that they’re going there.”
In conversation with New Beauty, Alexandra Breckenridge also teased some of the plot points, “I think this season has started out well and we’re getting into a few episodes soon that are pretty heavy. They’re really intense and I think that they’re some of the best episodes we’ve ever done. I never say that either! I think that there’s a high sense of drama that starts to come up this season that it’s going to leave people on the edge of their seats. At least, I hope. I’m excited to get into that.”
This season is also expected to have a total of 12 episodes with a runtime of 40 to 48 minutes, just like the fourth season, which will drop all at once, so you can binge away! On the other hand, to shed some light on the plotlines, IMDb has also released the official titles of the three episodes, which give an insight into the story as follows:
- Season 5 Episode 1: TBA – 2023
- Season 5 Episode 2: Songbird – 2023
- Season 5 Episode 3: Calculated Risk – 2023
- Season 5 Episode 4: Never Gonna Be the Same – 2023
The show’s official Instagram posted a Zoom photo of the entire cast and crew together days before season 4 aired on Netflix. During a table read for SEASON 5 can see seen together, quoting, “A snapshot of our amazing cast during a table read for SEASON 5. Yes, you heard that right folks….We have now started production on SEASON 5! Also, please meet our lovely new Showrunner for S5 @patrickseansmith (pictured here.) We can’t WAIT for you to see what we have in store. Don’t forget though, Season 4 is only 2 days away. See you soon!!” Take a look at the post below:
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Catch up on the previous episodes while you wait for more Virgin River Season 5 updates.