“If I never broke up with you. We are not here because of you. We’re here because of us. It might not be perfect but we are together that’s the only thing that matters. You and me. We got this okay.” – Jack
Ever since the premiere of the final episode, “The Long Goodbye,” of the fourth season, the viewers got to see that Mel and Jack finally receive the results they’ve been waiting on, and Lizzie organizes a send-off for Ricky before speaking to Denny about his secret. This cliffhanger alone has sparked much excitement among viewers as to how the story will unfold and prompted questions such as “When will fans be able to watch the fifth season?”
It is safe to say that the romantic drama series is still one of the most popular on Netflix, with the fourth season receiving a 100% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, based on 7 reviews with an average rating of 7/10, and fans are counting down the days until the upcoming season proves it once more. So, for your convenience, we’ve compiled a brief summary of everything you can anticipate, including the release date, plot, cast, and other details. Here is everything we know so far about Virgin River Season 5.
Virgin River Season 5 Latest Updates
With only one month in the new year, Netflix’s 2023–24 broadcast season has been amazing to discover and fun to stream, as members of the streaming platform have explored many unique stories and characters in such a short time. Though it has been exciting to see recent series and movies across genres in the catalog, fans have been anxiously awaiting some major updates about popular Netflix series that have yet to return with new seasons on the platform—and we are not talking about Stranger Things, You, or even Wednesday! There is one such series that has captured the minds and hearts of television fans, and you guessed it right!
Yes, it is indeed the beloved series, “Virgin River!” which is based on novels by Robyn Carr.
The fans who were waiting for the complete list of Netflix’s new release movies and shows for February 2023, which was recently published, were left feeling a little disappointed to notice that this romantic drama was not included in the line-up, especially since February is the only month filled with romantic content for viewers to get into the proper feels of Valentine’s Day.
It is unfortunate that the drama will not return next month; however, as previously stated, no confirmation from the network has been made, which is quite surprising. To say the least, the viewers will have to be patient and just wait for the news to drop in the near future.
On the other hand, if we have to guess, the new episodes will air sometime in the summer of 2023, most likely in May or June of that year. As Netflix renewed the series for a fourth and fifth season of 12 episodes in September 2021. Since then, filming for the fifth season began on July 18 and concluded on November 21, 2022, with no specific release date for the new season announced yet.
Much to the delight of fans, the fifth season could be released as early as July 2023, with the same premiere time as other shows on the streaming service, which is 12:00 a.m. (PT) or 3:00 a.m. (ET). In order to receive updates on when the new episodes premiere on Netflix, interested viewers can also enable notifications.
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Virgin River Season 5: What we know so far
Not much has been disclosed about the potential plotline for the new season. But, Virgin River’s showrunner Patrick Sean Smith, who helmed the 2019 Netflix anthology series Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings, tells 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.”
In an interview with Deadline, Netflix’s head of drama, Jinny Howe, touched on how the series will change going into the fifth season, stating, “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. And some of the soap that’s going to come out of these new complex tensions and triangles.”
There are many unanswered questions following the Season 4 finale. Thankfully, the series’ new showrunner Patrick Sean Smith is aware of this, and he is determined not to disappoint fans in season 5. “There is a lot going on, and it took me a while to get my head around what [the characters have] all been through, where they’re heading and where I’d like them to go,” he told TVLine in July. “I wanted it to be as seamless as possible.” Additionally, “From what I understand this season, you’re going to also see Mel and Jack get really close,” he told Glamour.
“Some of the stuff they’re going to go through is really going to cement their bond. A lot of season 4 was stuff pushing them away, like Jack’s drinking.” Martin concluded: “I don’t think there was true doubt about the relationship, but there were definitely some questions and bumps that were making their union kind of rocky. Hopefully, that big proposal put an end to that … but seeing them mature and deepen their love is going to be nice.”
The main cast members from the fourth season who are expected to reprise their roles are as follows Alexandra Breckenridge as Melinda Monroe, Martin Henderson as Jack Sheridan, Tim Matheson as Vernon Mullins, Annette O’Toole as Hope McCrea, Lauren Hammersley as Charmaine Roberts, Colin Lawrence as John “Preacher” Middleton, Grayson Gurnsey as Ricky, and Sarah Dugdale as Lizzie.
The recurring cast members include Melinda Dahl as Stacie Monroe, Lexa Doig as Paige Lassiter, Mark Ghanimé as Dr. Cameron Hayek, Kai Bradbury as Denny Cutler, and Zibby Allen as Brie Sheridan. In October 2022, Kandyse McClure joined the cast for season 5 in a yet-to-be-revealed role. Also joining the cast are three new faces confirmed in November 2022, including Susan Hogan, Elise Gatien, and Paolo Maiolo.
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